COVID-19 infection rates continue to show signs of a fall in Herefordshire, but infection rates are once again on the rise in many parts of the United Kingdom.

In the seven day period ending 7th October, a total of 898 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Herefordshire. This gave an infection rate of 463.8 cases per 100,000 population. This is down by 24.5% on the previous week.

Areas such as Hereford South West (Hunderton, Oval and Newton Farm) and Hereford North East (Aylestone Hill, Holmer) have all seen a significant fall in infection rates over the past few days, with much of it believed to be down to a reduction in the number of children testing positive for the virus.

However the picture across the rest of the UK isn’t quite as positive at present. Infection rates are rising with 270,585 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. This is an increase of 32,120 cases (13.5%) on the previous seven day period and hospital admissions and deaths are also on the rise.

5,327 people have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in the UK over the past seven days. That’s an increase of 276 (5.5%) on the previous seven days. 795 people have sadly died within 28 days of testing positive in the past week, this is up by 18 (2.3%) on the previous seven days.

SOURCE – Daily summary | Coronavirus in the UK (