Herefordshire’s COVID-19 rate of infection has risen above 100 cases per 100,000 population for the first time. However it still remains below the UK average.

A significant rise in cases over recent weeks has seen the case rate rise to 107.4 cases per 100,000. It is important to know that this remains below the average number across the United Kingdom and also significant below surrounding counties such as Worcestershire (228.8 per 100,000 population), Shropshire (218.5 per 100,000 population) and Powys (138.2 per 100,000 population).

207 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Herefordshire in the seven days ending 7th November. That is up 25.5% on the previous week.

Two areas of Hereford City have the highest levels of COVID-19 infection rates in Herefordshire, with Hereford South West (Belmont & Hunderton) seeing a rate of 278.1 cases per 100,000 population and Hereford South (Ross Road & Holme Lacy Road) seeing a rate of 214.7 cases per 100,000 population. Both of these areas have case rates above the UK average.

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