COVID-19 cases remain on the rise in Herefordshire, with free testing set to come to an end for many at the start of April, as the Prime Minister’s ‘living with COVID-19’ plan continues to move forward.

Overall, in the seven day period ending 19th March, a total of 1,724 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Herefordshire. This is a rise of 29.1% on the previous seven day period, giving a COVID-19 infection rate in Herefordshire of 890.4 cases per 100,000 population.

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The increase in the number of cases is also being seen in hospital. On 22nd March, a total of 32 patients were recorded as having tested positive for COVID-19 at hospitals in Herefordshire. This is an increase on the previous week (15th March), when a total of 22 patients were recorded as testing positive for COVID-19.

From 1 April, the Government will:

  • No longer provide free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public in England.
  • Remove the health and safety requirement for every employer to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their risk assessments.

Free LFTs are being given out at the following pop-up sites until Herefordshire Council run out of stock*:

Friday 25 March

Saturday 26 March