TWENTY-FIVE new coronavirus cases have been reported in Herefordshire, the latest official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 1,380 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Friday (October 23) in Herefordshire since the start of the pandemic.

This is up from 1,355 at the same time on Sunday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 20,890 over the period, to 894,690.

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

The number of patients who have died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus remains at 59.

NHS England figures show no further deaths had happened at hospitals in Herefordshire as of 4pm on Sunday (Octover 26).

Separate Government figures show there were 7,454 Covid-19 patients in hospital in England on Monday, up from 5,402 a week ago, while 681 were in ventilation beds, up from 528 a week ago.

A total of 990 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Saturday, the latest figure available, compared with 785 a week earlier.