THE number of coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 140 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 24,559 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Herefordshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 22 (Wednesday), up from 24,419 on Tuesday.

There were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Herefordshire.

The dashboard shows 328 people had died in the area by December 22 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is an increase on two the previous week.


They were among 15,384 deaths recorded across the West Midlands.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Herefordshire.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in Herefordshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 143,124 people had received both jabs by December 21 (Tuesday) – 82% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.