THE number of coronavirus cases recorded in Herefordshire increased by 10 in yesterday's official figures.

Public Health England figures show that 7,081 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (May 7) in Herefordshire, up from 7,071 the same time on Thursday.

In the last seven days 65 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Herefordshire


The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

The rate of infection in Herefordshire now stands at 3,673 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 6,878.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,490 over the period, to 4,431,043.

Herefordshire cases were among the 430,902 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 179 over the period.

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