ANOTHER 35 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,110 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (November 17) since the start of the pandemic in Herefordshire.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 20,051 over the period, to 1,410,732.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 137,701 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 2,639 over the period. 

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As of Monday (November 16), PHE has updated the way it records the location of people who test positive or negative for the virus.

The address given at the point of testing will now be used to determine a person's area of residence, rather than that on their electronic NHS record, with the change retrospectively applied to tests carried out from September 1.

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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.

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