Coronavirus: Herefordshire

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th March 2021.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 case rate in Herefordshire being listed as 160.3 per 100,000 in his oral contribution of 26 November 2020, Official Report, Column 999 and that rate being given as 145.2 on gov.uk for the week leading up to 20 November 2020, for what reason the county's infection rate was described as falling in his oral contribution of 26 November 2020 and on the gov.uk website.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The data referenced from ‘Coronavirus cases in England: 26 November 2020’ shows Hereford’s case rate from 13 to 19 November 2020 as 160.3 per 100,000. This data also shows that for the previous week, 6 to 12 November 2020, the case rate was 163.4 per 100,000. This is a rate change or decrease of -3.1 from the previous week. The data is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-cases-in-england-26-november-2020

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