Latest data released by NHS England on Thursday (5th May) has shown a huge fall in the number of people with COVID-19 at hospitals in Herefordshire (Wye Valley NHS Trust).

Data shows that on the 3rd May, a total of 29 patients tested positive for COVID-19, in comparison to a total of 64 the previous week. This is in correlation to a similar trend in the number of new cases being recorded in the county in recent weeks, although some of this is believed to be down to a reduction in testing, with COVID-19 lateral flow tests no longer free for the majority of the population in England.

Hospital numbers and data can be viewed by visiting – Statistics Ā» COVID-19 Hospital Activity (england.nhs.uk)

In the seven day period ending 30th April, data from Public Health England shows that a total of 236 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Herefordshire. This represents a 50% fall on the previous seven day period. The current COVID-19 infection rate in Herefordshire is 121.9 cases per 100,000 population. This means that the current rate of infection in the county would be described as relatively low, with moderate levels in a few areas.

More Details – Interactive map of cases | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)