NEARLY 50 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Herefordshire, Public Health England figures reveal.

Public Health England figures show that 6,424 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (February 18) in Herefordshire, up by 46 from 6,378 the same time on Tuesday.

The government's coronavirus dashboard shows that over the last seven days a further 191 people had tested positive for Covid-19.

When compared to the figures for the week before, the figures are higher by 46.

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 12,057 over the period, to 4,083,242.

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


Government data up to February 17 shows that of the 16,996,806 jabs given in the UK so far, 16,423,082 were first doses – a rise of 482,110 on the previous day.

Some 573,724 were second doses, an increase of 15,147 on figures released the previous day.

The Government also said a further 454 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 119,387.

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 139,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

At Herefordshire at the Wye Valley NHS Trust, 204 people have died after a positive coronavirus test, NHS England said.