MORE than 20 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Herefordshire, Public Health England figures reveal.

Public Health England figures show that 6,378 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (February 17) in Herefordshire, up by 21 from 6,357 the same time on Tuesday.

The government's coronavirus dashboard shows that over the last seven days a further 168 people had tested positive for Covid-19.

When compared to the figures for the week before, the figures are higher by nine.

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 12,718 over the period, to 4,071,185.

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


Separate figures from NHS England released on Wednesday show a further 522 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 80,115

Patients were aged between 24 and 103. All except 20, aged between 33 and 91, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between April 19 2020 and February 16 2021, with the majority being on or after February 12.

There were 60 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

In Herefordshire at the Wye Valley NHS Trust, the figures showed there had been anothe 10 patients die after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the toll since March to 195.

NHS England also said a total of 13,891,042 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and February 16, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 315,797 on the previous day’s figures.

Of this number, the provisional NHS England data showed 13,395,338 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 312,669 on the previous day, while 495,704 were a second dose, an increase of 3,128.