MORE new coronavirus cases have been found in Herefordshire in the latest 24-hour period, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,075 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (November 17), a rise of 21 cases on the previous day.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

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Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 21,363 over the period to 1,390,681.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 135,062 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 3,455 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.