LATEST figures show how coronavirus is affecting each age group in Herefordshire – with the majority seeing a rise in cases over the last month.

Public health statistics released by the government show the rate of people with at least one positive Covid-19 test result per 100,000 population in a seven-day period.

The data shows the 10 to 14-year-old group has the highest infection as of October 19, but was lower than it was a month ago.

It means a high proportion of that age group is testing positive for Covid than in any other.

The infection rate for the week to October 19 was 2,300 cases per 100,000 population, with that number never having risen above 1,000 until September 9.

But it was down from 3,151.9 four weeks ago.

The other two agr groups with high infection rates include 15 to 19 and five to nine.

The most recent figures also show rises in every age group, apart from zero to four, 10 to 14, 15 to 19, 20 to 24, 30 to 34, 40 to 44.

For 90+, the rate doubled from 42,2 to 84.4, with 85 to 89 rising from zero to 146.6 over the month.

The infection rate for older groups is lower than younger groups however, with no groups over 50 seeing an infection rate of more than 400 cases per 100,000 people.

The table below shows the coronavirus infection rate for each age group in Herefordshire, and the same figure from four weeks ago.

Schools in Herefordshire are still reporting hundreds of coronavirus cases, with latest figures showing more than 600 children were off school last Wednesday (October 20).

Herefordshire Council said 88 of the county's 98 maintained schools reported information to the Department for Education.

At those schools, 308 confirmed cases were reported in pupils at 50 schools.

A further 314 suspected cases were also reported.

All schools were open on Wednesday, but Kington's Lady Hawkins' School and the nearby Eardisley Primary closed close one day early for half term on Friday.