Herefordshire’s overall COVID-19 infection rate continues to fall, that is despite an increase in cases in a couple of areas of the county.

In the seven days ending 12th May 2021, Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate was 17.1 cases per 100,000 population, this is DOWN on the 31.1 cases per 100,000 population that was recorded in the seven days ending 5th May. The reason for this is mainly due to the fact that the outbreak at a farm in Marden is now under control with very few new cases being recorded at this outbreak.

The areas that recorded the most cases in the seven day period ending 9th May were: (Infection Rates per 100,000 Population in Brackets)

Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg – 5 new cases (65.2)

Hereford South West – 7 new cases (84.6)

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich – 4 new cases (33.2)

Kingstone & Kingsthorne – 3 new cases (26.6)

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 9th May were:

Leominster North

Leominster South


Hereford North East

Shobdon, Luston & Bodenham

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

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath


Golden Valley