Herefordshire’s overall COVID-19 infection rate remains, that is despite an increase in cases in a couple of areas of the county and confirmation of cases of the variant first seen in India at a farm in Herefordshire.

In the seven days ending 14th May 2021, Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate was 22.3 cases per 100,000 population, this is DOWN on the 24.4 cases per 100,000 population that was recorded in the seven days ending 7th 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 14th May were: (Infection Rates per 100,000 Population in Brackets)

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

Hereford South West – 9 new cases (108.8)

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich – 3 new cases (24.9)

Kingstone & Kingsthorne – 3 new cases (26.6)

Hereford West – 6 new cases (83.6)

Hereford North West – 3 new cases (32.3)

Hereford Central – 4 new cases (39.7)

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 14th 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 South

Hereford East

Bromyard & Bishop’s Frome

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath


Golden Valley