NEWS | Five further COVID-19 cases recorded in Herefordshire as UK records 6,178 new cases

Public Health England has confirmed that a further five cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Herefordshire, taking the total number of positive cases of the virus to 997 since the outbreak started. 

The UK has reported 6,178 new coronavirus cases – the highest daily total in four months. 

There have only been two days since the pandemic began which have exceeded this total – 1 May, when there were 6,201 confirmed cases and 5 April, when there were 6,199.

However, cases may have appeared lower at the start of the crisis as testing has since increased.