ONLY one new coronavirus cases has been reported in Herefordshire in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 6,831 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (March 25) in Herefordshire, up from 6,830 the same time on Wednesday.

Over the last seven days, 63 new Covid-19 cases have been found in Herefordshire, four 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.


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 6,220 over the period, to 4,319,128.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 421,367 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 552 over the period.

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

NHS England figures show no patients have died at hospital in Herefordshire for seven days.

The most recent death at the Wye Valley NHS Trust was March 17, when the toll rose to 225.

A further 73 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 86,053, NHS England said on Thursday.

Patients were aged between 34 and 101 and all except five (aged between 60 and 86) had known underlying health conditions.


The deaths were between March 30 last year and March 24 this year, with the majority being after March 18 2021.

There were 24 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

It comes as a total of 26,710,498 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and March 24, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 483,894 on the previous day.

NHS England said 24,681,955 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 275,881 on the previous day, while 2,028,543 were a second dose, an increase of 208,013.

Almost 100,000 people in Herefordshire have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccination, with 10,000 jabbed last week.