ANOTHER 26 have been confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 6,867 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Herefordshire since the start of the pandemic, as of 9am on Monday (March 29).

That number is up from 6,841 the same time on Friday.

It means over the last seven days, 47 people have been reported as testing positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire, 31 less 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 12,381 over the weekend, to 4,337,696.

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


NHS England figures released on Monday show 225 people had died at the Wye Valley Trust in Herefordshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

The most recent death happened on March 17, the figures which cover up to 4pm on Sunday (March 28) show.

A further 18 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 86,194, NHS England said on Monday.

Patients were aged between 58 and 95 and all except one, aged 62, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between March 20 and March 28 this year.

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

Meanwhile, a total of 28,709,906 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and March 28, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 379,454 on the previous day.

NHS England said 25,903,782 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 252,376 on the previous day, while 2,806,124 were a second dose, an increase of 127,078.