There were 132 Covid cases reported in Ledbury in the seven days up to January 6, according to the latest Government figures.

That’s a 59% increase on the previous week.

The case rate, which is based on the number of positive Covid cases per 100,000 people, is now 1,334.1 in Ledbury.

For the purposes of reporting Covid cases, Herefordshire is split into Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs). This allows data to be shown at a more local level than the county as a whole.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the three MSOAs with the highest case rates in Herefordshire are all in Hereford city.

There were 193 cases reported in Hereford Central in the seven days to January 6, giving it a case rate per 100,000 people of 1,902.6 - the highest in the county.

Hereford North East, which covers Aylestone Hill and Holmer, has a case rate of 1,830.1. Hereford North West, which includes Westfields and Bobblestock, currently has a case rate of 1,736.6.

Neighbouring MSOAs to Ledbury include the Colwall, Cradley and Wellington area, and another MSOA called Fownhope, Tarrington and Marcle. The case rates in both areas are above 1,000 and both have seen an increase in the number of cases.

Government data also shows the percentage of people who have had their first, second and third or booster doses of a Covid vaccination.

It shows that in Ledbury, 69.3% of eligible people aged 12 and above have had three doses of the vaccine, while 83.5% are at least double jabbed. A total of 89.5% of people in Ledbury have at least one vaccine jab.

There are a number of vaccination clinics running in Herefordshire including at Saxon Hall and Elgar House in Hereford, and at Bromyard Public Hall.

Hereford MP Jesse Norman paid a recent visit to a pop-up vaccination site at the Maylord centre in Hereford.

He said: “Thanks to everyone for the phenomenal effort they have made to get Herefordians properly jabbed against COVID.

“Vaccinations play an enormous part in keeping us all safe, and I congratulate local healthcare teams for all the work they have done to help residents to get vaccinated.”