The number of Covid cases being recorded in Ledbury is steadily increasing, new figures show.

There were 29 positive cases reported in the town in the seven days up to December 14, according to Government data, up on 26 the previous week and 25 the week before that.

Vaccination figures also show that 82.2% of people in Ledbury (aged 12+) had been double jabbed by December 18, with 88.8% having had at least one dose of the vaccine.

Residents who had their second jab at least three months ago are being urged to get a booster dose to help protect against the Omicron strain of Coronavirus.

After a successful weekend across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 404,428 of 554,744 eligible people (72.9%) have now received their boosters - which is ahead of schedule for the two counties and higher than the national average.

Herefordshire delivered 10,000 boosters this past weekend and has now jabbed to 72.1% of those eligible.  

There are walk-in clinics offering boosters throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire, including at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern and Elgar House in Hereford.

If you are invited to by your GP, you can also book to get your booster at a local vaccination service, run by a GP’s surgery or pharmacy.

A spokesperson for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG said: “Ledbury area residents have been stepping up to receive their booster vaccinations and the uptake across the area has been good.

"There’s more to do though, and all adults aged 18 and over are being urged to take up the offer to book their booster for three months from their second dose. 

"The Omicron variant is a concern and the more people who can get their booster before Christmas the better. This will help protect people from becoming seriously ill over the Christmas period and prevent a large surge of cases and potential hospitalisations early in the new year. 

"Patients registered at the Ledbury Health Partnership practice are being invited to the practice to receive their booster and will be contacted. The practice has put on extra appointments and is working hard to get all eligible patients booked in.

"Patients are asked not to attend for their vaccination unless they have a booked appointment as there is currently no walk-in provision.

"Alternatively, people can use the national booking system or call 119 to book into one of the other centres in the area such as those offered by the Bromyard Pharmacy at the community centre or the Three Counties Showground, where hundreds of extra appointments are being added. In addition, other locations can be booked into such as Elgar House and Saxon Hall in Hereford.”