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

Public Health England figures show that 6,739 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Sunday (March 14) in Herefordshire, up by eight on the previous day.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.


Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 4,618 over the period, to 4,258,438.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 415,234 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 485 over the period.

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