The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 19 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 2,597 people in Herefordshire had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 from March 1 to 9am on Wednesday (December 9), up from 2,578 the same time on Tuesday.

Since last Wednesday, 86 new cases have been reported in Herefordshire.

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 16,578 over the period, to 1,766,819.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 177,807 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,381 over the period.

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


Meanwhile, NHS England confirmed on Wednesday that three more patients had died at Herefordshire's hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

The figures, as of 4pm on Tuesday, showed 79 people had died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after contracting coronavirus.