ANOTHER 26 coronavirus cases have been reported in Herefordshire, Public Health England figures show.

It means 6,499 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire between March 1 and 9am on Sunday (February 21), up from 6,473 at the same time on Saturday.

The Government's online coronavirus dashboard shows that 188 cases have been found in Herefordshire over the last seven days. This is 40 more than the previous week.

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 9,834 over the period, to 4,115,509.

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


NHS England figures show 208 people have died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust in Herefordshire after a positive Covid-19 test result.

Across the UK, the Government said a further 215 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the total to 120,580.

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 140,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 9,834 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total in the UK to 4,115,509.

Meanwhile, a third (33.4 per cent) of the UK adult population has now been given the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, latest figures show.

Government data up to February 20 shows that of the 18,197,269 jabs given in the UK so far, 17,582,121 were first doses – a rise of 334,679 on the previous day.

Some 615,148 were second doses, an increase of 10,263 on figures released the previous day.