Herefordshire’s COVID-19 infection rate remains low, however, this is expected to rise over the coming days due to an increase in cases over the weekend.

In the seven days ending 1st June 2021, the infection rate in Herefordshire was 9.3 cases per 100,000 population. Hospitalisations remain low, with Hereford County Hospital reporting in recent NHS England figures that no patients were being treated for COVID-19 at hospital. COVID-19 deaths also remain low, indicating that even those that are testing positive for the virus are in the majority not getting as ill as they previously were.

However, there is now concern that cases could be on an upward curve again in Herefordshire, with 34 cases recorded in just 72 hours from Friday – Sunday.

Despite the fairly good news locally, nationally cases of the Indian variant continue to rise, with it now being the dominant variant in most areas of the country, sparking fears that the government could delay the full reopening to a later date than the 21st June.

The areas that recorded the most cases in the seven day period ending 1st June were: (Infection Rates per 100,000 Population in Brackets)

Ledbury – 7 new cases (69.6)

Penyard, Llangarron & Goodrich – 3 new cases (24.9)

The areas that recorded fewer than three new cases in the seven day period ending 1st 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

Fownhope, Tarrington & Marcle

Kington, Eardisley & Staunton

Credenhill, Weobley & Wellington

Belmont, Madley & Clehonger

Hereford South

Hereford East

Colwall, Cradley & Wellington Heath


Golden Valley