Two more people in Powys have been found to be suffering from coronavirus, while six more people across Wales have died.

Latest data released this afternoon shows the county has now seen 16 cases of the virus – although once again the true figure is thought to be considerably higher.

There have also been six more deaths and 113 more positive tests across Wales. The County Times has approached Public Health Wales for confirmation of whether there have yet been any fatalities in Powys.

Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “113 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 741, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher.

“Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.

“Six further deaths have been reported to us of people who had tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the number of deaths in Wales to 28."

PHW has reiterated the three key measures designed to stop the spread of the disease – people need to stay at home, except for very limited purposes, non-essential shops and community spaces are closed, and all public gatherings of more than two people have been stopped.