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

Public Health England figures show that 6,876 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (March 31) in Herefordshire, up from 6,872 the same time on Tuesday.


Some 46 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Herefordshire over the the last seven days, but that is 29 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 4,052 over the period, to 4,345,788.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 424,006 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 356 over the period.

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


NHS England figures released on Wednesday 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 Tuesday (March 30) show.

The Government said a further 43 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 126,713.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 150,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to March 30 shows that of the 35,014,074 jabs given in the UK so far, 30,905,538 were first doses – a rise of 224,590 on the previous day.

Some 4,108,536 were second doses, an increase of 270,526.