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Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate remains relatively low, despite one area of the county having the highest infection rate in England. The sharp rise would indicate a possible outbreak at a workplace/education facility but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Infection rates in Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg have risen sharply with 39 new cases recorded in the seven days ending 28th April, meaning that the area now has an infection rate of over 500 cases per 100,000 population.

The areas that recorded the most cases in the seven day period ending 28th April were:

Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg – 39 new cases

Hereford North East – 4 new cases

Ledbury – 5 new cases

Hereford South West – 5 new cases

Leominster North – 3 new cases

Leominster South – 3 new cases

Shobdon, Luston & Bodenham – 3 new cases

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 28th April were:

Wigmore, Orleton & Brimfield

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle

Kington, Eardisley & Staunton

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger

Hereford North West

Hereford Central

Hereford South

Hereford East

Bromyard & Bishop’s Frome

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath

Ross-on-Wye

Kingstone & Kingsthorne

Golden Valley

SOURCE – https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map