A total of 82 COVID-19 deaths were recorded at hospitals in Herefordshire (Wye Valley NHS Trust) during the month of January, data released by NHS England has confirmed.

During this time, Hereford County Hospital saw a huge increase in the number of patients being treated for the virus, with close to 50% of the total beds in the hospital being occupied by patients that had tested positive for COVID-19. During the middle of January, the peak occurred with over 115 patients being treated. ICU capacity was also doubled to deal with the increasing demand.


1st: 2

2nd: 0

3rd: 1

4th: 6

5th: 3

6th: 3

7th: 3

8th: 2

9th: 0

10th: 3

11th: 2

12th: 1

13th: 3

14th: 2

15th: 1

16th: 8

17th: 2

18th: 1

19th: 2

20th: 3

21st: 6

22nd: 1

23rd: 0

24th: 7

25th: 3

26th: 2

27th: 5

28th: 1

29th: 4

30th: 2

31st: 3

The data shows that January was clearly the worst month for deaths at hospitals in Herefordshire, with over a third of the total number of deaths recorded at hospitals in Herefordshire during the whole pandemic so far recorded during the first month of 2021.

In total, 224 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded at hospitals in Herefordshire since the pandemic started a year ago.