COVID-19 infection rates in Herefordshire are continuing to significantly rise ahead of tomorrow (Monday 19th July) when the vast majority of COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in England.
Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate for the seven day period ending 12th July was 139 cases per 100,000 population, up 36.7% on the previous seven day period when the COVID-19 infection rate was 101.7 cases per 100,000 population.
Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington, Hereford South, Hereford Central, Ross-on-Wye and Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath all recorded an infection rate of over 200 cases per 100,000 population in this seven day period. Infection rates are expected to climb further over the coming days, with over 100 new cases recorded in Herefordshire yesterday.
However, it’s not all bad news, with the vast majority of new cases recorded in Herefordshire being recorded in those aged under 60. The seven day infection rate for those aged 60 and over was 21.3 cases per 100,000 population. In comparison, the seven day infection rate for those aged under 60 was 193.4 cases per 100,000 population. The 20-24 age bracket was the age group with the highest COVID-19 infection rate, with 605.8 cases per 100,000 population.