The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is steadily falling, according to latest data released by Public Health England.

Data shows that after a steep increase in cases, with two days (15th & 16th July) recording over 100 new cases of Coronavirus, cases have since started to decline, in a similar trend to what’s being seen across much of the United Kingdom. 51 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on 22nd July in Herefordshire, down on 111 new cases that were recorded on 16th July. The overall seven day average on the 19th July was 69.4 cases, this is down on the 16th July, when the seven day average was 84 cases.

However, this is still a time where caution is needed, with figures for the 22nd July indicating that 7% of the 7,195 that had taken a COVID-19 test in Herefordshire, had tested positive. This is a far higher percentage than back in June, where approximately 1% of all tests undertaken received a positive result.

In total, 86.3% of adults in Herefordshire have now received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 71.7% of adults in the county have now received both doses.

Still need to get your jab? There are walk in appointments available at Elgar House for the Pfizer vaccine throughout this week. Just turn up between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm to receive yours. Please note those wishing to receive a second vaccine will need to ensure that there has been an eight week gap since they received their first dose.