NINE more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire, latest figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,520 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (December 3) in Herefordshire, up from 2,511 the same time on Wednesday.

It means since last Thursday, 131 people in the county have been confirmed as having Covid-19.

The graph below shows the number of cases in Herefordshire by date of test, and not the day when the cases were published by PHE.

The Government website says the last five days' data is incomplete, thought to be due to a delay in results being processed.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 14,878 over the period to 1,674,134.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 169,674 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,356 over the period.

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

It comes as NHS England said one more patient had died at hospital in Herefordshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

Latest NHS data showed 76 patients had died at Wye Valley NHS Trust after a positive test as of 4pm on Wednesday.

The Government said a further 414 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 60,113.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 76,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.