Coronavirus cases in Herefordshire continue to rise, but the rate at which they are increasing has slowed down over recent days.

In the seven days ending 22nd September, 11 new cases of the virus were recorded in the county. That’s compared to the seven days ending 15th September, when 26 new cases of the virus were recorded. This goes against what we are seeing in much of the country, with the United Kingdom recording it’s highest number of new cases recorded yesterday since May (4,926 new cases).

No further deaths have been recorded at hospitals in Herefordshire, with the total number of COVID-19 related deaths recorded at hospitals in the county remaining at 57. The most recent COVID-19 related death at a hospital in the county occurred on 15th July.

The Government announced new restrictions yesterday to slow the spread of the virus.

  • Office workers should work from home again if they can
  • From Thursday, all pubs, bars and restaurants must only offer table service, and close at 10pm
  • All retail staff, people using taxis and everyone using hospitality services must wear face coverings – with fines rising to at least ¬£200 for non-compliance
  • Weddings may only include 15 people, while funerals can host up 30
  • The “rule of six” has been extended to indoor sports teams