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

Public Health England figures show that 6,872 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (March 30) in Herefordshire, up from 6,867 the same time on Monday.


Over the last seven days, 47 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire, 31 fewer 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 4,040 over the period, to 4,341,736.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 423,650 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 389 over the period.


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 40 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 86,234, NHS England said on Tuesday.

Patients were aged between 31 and 97 and all except one, aged 59, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between December 19 and March 29 this year, with the majority being on or after March 25.

There were 10 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Government data up to March 29 shows that of the 34,518,958  jabs given in the UK so far, 30,680,948 were first doses – a rise of 236,119 on the previous day.

Some 3,838,010 were second doses, an increase of 163,744.