Herefordshire continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in England, latest data released by Public Health England confirmed.

The COVID-19 infection rate in Herefordshire for the seven day period ending 22nd June was 35.8 cases per 100,000 population (total of 69 cases). This is slightly up on the seven day period ending 15th June when the COVID-19 infection rate was 34.2 cases per 100,000 population (total of 66 cases).

Despite cases being on the rise in Herefordshire and the Delta variant making up the vast majority of new cases, the spread of the virus appears fairly contained in comparison with other areas and the majority of cases are being identified in those under 40, showing the success of the vaccine rollout across more older age groups.

The areas that recorded the most cases in the seven day period ending 22nd June were: (Infection Rates per 100,000 Population in Brackets)

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich – 8 new cases (66.3)

Kingstone & Kingsthorne – 6 new cases (53.2)

Hereford North East – 4 new cases (51.6)

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle – 3 new cases (43.7)

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger – 3 new cases (44.3)

Hereford South – 5 new cases (51.1)

Ross-on-Wye – 10 new cases (88.4)

Golden Valley – 7 new cases (112.1)

Hereford North West – 3 new cases (32.2)

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington – 4 new cases (41.6)

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 22nd June were:

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath

Shobdon, Luston & Bodenham

Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg


Hereford East

Wigmore, Orleton & Brimfield

Hereford Central

Hereford West

Hereford South West

Leominster North

Leominster South

Kington, Eardisley & Staunton

Bromyard & Bishop’s Frome