Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate remains relatively low, despite one area of the county having one of the highest infection rates in the West Midlands.

Infection rates in Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg have risen sharply by over 400%, with 16 new cases recorded in the seven days ending 24th April, meaning that the area now has an infection rate of over 200 cases per 100,000 population.

The areas that recorded the most cases in the seven day period ending 21st April were:

Lugwardine, Withington & Moreton on Lugg ‚Äď 16 new cases

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle – 3 new cases

Ledbury ‚Äď 4 new cases

Hereford South West – 5 new cases

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 21st April were:

Wigmore, Orleton & Brimfield

Leominster North

Leominster South

Kington, Eardisley & Staunton

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger

Hereford North East

Hereford North West

Hereford Central

Hereford South

Hereford East

Bromyard & Bishop’s Frome

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath

Ross-on-Wye

Kingstone & Kingsthorne

Golden Valley