The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire has risen by 13 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 6,530 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (February 23) in Herefordshire, up from 6,517 the same time on Monday.

The Government's coronavirus dashboard confirms 173 new cases have been found over the last seven days, 13 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.

There can be a few days while waiting for tests results to be returned from laboratories.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 8,489 over the period, to 4,134,639.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 401,360 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 958 over the period.


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

NHS England said on Tuesday that two more patients had died in hospital in Herefordshire after a positive coronavirus test result.

It takes the coronavirus death toll to 210, as of 4pm on Monday.

The Government said a further 548 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 121,305.

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 141,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Government data up to February 22 shows that of the 18,558,969 jabs given in the UK so far, 17,916,181 were first doses – a rise of 192,341 on the previous day.

Some 642,788 were second doses, an increase of 18,463 on figures released the previous day.