The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 98 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 4,164 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (January 7) in Herefordshire, up from 4,066 the same time on Wednesday.

In the last seven days, 654 new cases have been reported in Herefordshire, 204 (45.3 per cent) more than the week before.

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 52,618 over the period, to 2,889,419.

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

Meanwhile, separate figures from NHS England released on Thursday showed four more people had died at the Wye Valley Trust after a positive coronavirus test.

It takes the toll since March to 107.