Latest data released by NHS England shows that as of 15th June, no patients were being treated for COVID-19 at hospitals in Herefordshire. One patient had been treated for COVID-19 at Hereford County Hospital in the week, but numbers returned to zero by the time of reporting.

It comes as cases continue to rise in Herefordshire, with 16 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the county yesterday, taking the total number of cases recorded in Herefordshire to 7,311 since the start of the pandemic.

Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate for the seven days ending 12th June was 28.5 cases per 100,000 population, with the vast majority of cases being recorded in the Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Fownhope area.

In data ending 12th June, Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate was 28.5 cases per 100,000 population, mainly due to cases in the following areas:

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle (10 new cases) – Infection rate of 145.8 cases per 100,000 population.

Ledbury (13 new cases) – Infection rate of 129.3 cases per 100,000 population.

Golden Valley (5 new cases) Infection rate of 80.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Kington, Eardisley & Staunton (4 new cases) Infection rate of 48.6 cases per 100,000 population.

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich (3 new cases) Infection rate of 24.9 cases per 100,000 population

Ross-on-Wye (6 new cases) Infection rate of 53.1 cases per 100,000 population)

Hereford East (3 new cases) Infection rate of 50.1 cases per 100,000 population)

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 12th June were:

Bromyard & Bishop’s Frome

Hereford Central

Hereford North West

Kingstone & Kingsthorne

Leominster North

Leominster South

Hereford North East

Shobdon, Luston & Bodenham

Wigmore, Orleton & Brimfield

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger

Hereford South

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath