COVID-19 infection rates in Herefordshire remain on the rise, with the majority (over 90%) of these cases being recorded as the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Herefordshire’s infection rate did show signs of falling last week, but an increase in cases again lifted infection rate in the seven days ending 18th June up to 41 cases per 100,000 population, up from 31.1 cases per 100,000 population in the seven days ending 11th June.

The main spread of the virus appears to be in the south of the county at present with infection rates in Ross-on-Wye and the Belmont, Madley and Clehonger areas currently above 100 cases per 100,000 population.

The areas that recorded the most cases in the seven day period ending 17th June were: (Infection Rates per 100,000 Population in Brackets)

Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg – 4 new cases (52.1)

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich – 9 new cases (74.6)

Kingstone & Kingsthorne – 4 new cases (35.5)

Ledbury – 4 new cases (39.8)

Hereford North East – 3 new cases (38.7)

Shobdon, Luston & Bodenham – 4 new cases (44.8)

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle – 5 new cases (72.9)

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger – 7 new cases (103.3)

Hereford South – 5 new cases (51.1)

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath – 4 new cases (68.6)

Ross-on-Wye – 14 new cases (123.8)

Golden Valley – 4 new cases (64)

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 17th June were:

Hereford East

Wigmore, Orleton & Brimfield

Hereford Central

Hereford West

Hereford South West

Hereford North West

Leominster North

Leominster South

Kington, Eardisley & Staunton

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington

Bromyard & Bishop’s Frome