THE number of patients with Covid being treated at hospital in Herefordshire has started to rise again, latest figures show.

With visiting still suspended, initially due to rising Covid cases on wards and in the community, according to the Wye Valley NHS Trust, the latest number of patients with the virus has been revealed.

NHS England data showed 21 patients were being cared for in hospital by the Wye Valley NHS Trust, which runs Hereford County Hospital, on Tuesday (November 30).

That was one more than the same day the previous week (November 23).

During the week to November 30, the number of patients fell to 16 on November 27. That was the lowest number since September 29 when there were 14.

In those two months, the number peaked at 35 on November 1.

The latest figures also showed that 10 new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Herefordshire in the week to Sunday, November 28.

The week before, that number was 11, and a fortnight before it was 13.

The figure, published on the Government website, showed there were no patients in mechanical ventilation beds, which are used for the most seriously ill.