TWO areas in Herefordshire have seen more than three coronavirus cases reported in one week.

In the seven days to Saturday, May 29, a UK Government heatmap shows the areas in Herefordshire with the highest number of new coronavirus cases.

Four cases were reported in Ledbury, two more than the previous week, the data showed.

Penyard, Llangarron and Goodrich in the south of the county recorded the second-highest number of cases, with three reported.

The map breaks Herefordshire down into 23 sections known as Middle Super Output Areas.

These are used to try and improve the reporting of small area statistics, with an average population over around 7,200 people in England and Wales.

All other areas in Herefordshire saw fewer than three cases reported, meaning it was classed as suppressed

The Government does not show data for these areas in a bid to protect individuals' identities.

In total, Herefordshire reported 15 cases in the seven-day period, giving it a infection rate of 7.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The case rate was below the UK average, and 11 fewer cases were reported than the week before.

Seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000. This helps when comparing rates across the county.

Separate figures from Public Health England figures showed that 7,172 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (June 3) in Herefordshire, up from 7,167 the same time on Wednesday.

The Office for National Statistics said a total of 293 people died from Covid across the county, as of April 30.

The ONS data only included deaths for which coronavirus was the main cause.