Official figures show that four more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Herefordshire.

Public Health England figures show that 427 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am Wednesday morning (May 20) in Herefordshire, up from 423 the same time on Tuesday. A week before, there were 408 cases.

It means cases have increased by 1% over the last 24 hours, while the number of cases across the UK was revised down by around 500.

Testing capacity has been increased in recent weeks, with a mobile testing centre set up at Hereford's Merton Meadow car park.

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But Herefordshire Council said the team working at the centre, from the Army, works on four-day rotation so tests are not carried out every day.

The spokesperson added that anyone who needs a test, and meets the Government's criteria, should book a test online here.

It comes as civic leaders in Ross-on-Wye say people should continue to take care and stick to social distancing rules as the rate of coronavirus infection in Herefordshire appears to be increasing.

The joint statement by local GP and clinical director Simon Lennane and mayor Daniel Lister says health services are aware of clusters of Covid-19 in Ross and other parts of the county.

The statement warns that this data is likely to significantly under-represent new cases of Covid-19 as there is a lack of access to testing for everyone.

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The 427 confirmed cases in Herefordshire were among the 24,637 cases recorded across the midlands, a figure which rose by 206 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Across the UK, 248,293 people had tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on Wednesday, revised down from 248,818 at the same point on Tuesday, Department of Health and Social Care figures show.

In total, 1,996,648 people had been tested, and, as of 5pm on Tuesday, 35,704 had died.