THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Herefordshire increased by 20 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 6,902 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (April 6) in Herefordshire, up from 6,882 the same time on Thursday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 7,748 over the period, to 4,364,529.

Herefordshire's cases were among the 425,749 recorded across the West Midlands, a figure which rose by 1,323 over the period.

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