ONLY one of 23 local areas in Herefordshire reported new cases of coronavirus last week, new data shows.

The latest breakdown, area by area, shows where there were positive cases of Covid-19 found between July 27 and August 2.

The data is provided by Public Health England (PHE) and looks at cases by 'Middle Super Output Area' - a type of statistical unit used in the reporting of small area statistics, with 23 of these areas in Herefordshire.

It provides figures for areas which have had three or more positive cases, so some areas may have had positive cases, but as the number falls below three will not show on the map.

Cases from pillar 1, those confirmed in NHS or PHE aboratories, and pillar 2, those from commercial partners, of the Government's testing programme are included.

In Herefordshire, it was only the area of Colwall, Cradley and Wellington Heath which saw new cases recorded.

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Seven were recorded there last week, down from 10 the week before and 42 a fortnight ago.


All are thought to be linked to to AS Green and Co - the farm in Mathon which has been at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak.

As of 9am on August 5, the number of coronavirus cases at the farm had risen to 142.

But the cumulative case count includes patients who are currently unwell and those who have recovered. More than 100 workers at the farm have recovered so far.

Herefordshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands reiterated the risk to the general public remains low.

Separate figures from Public Health England show 890 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (August 6) in Herefordshire, up from 888 the same time on Wednesday.

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