FOUR more cases of coronavirus in Powys have been confirmed by Public Health Wales.

The new figures bring the total number of cases across the county to 270, although the number of deaths remains at 13.

Office for National Statistics figures suggest the true number of deaths in Powys is closer to 75.

The data differs from that published by Public Health Wales, which shows 13 confirmed deaths of people with coronavirus in Powys, for a number of reasons.

The health body's figures relate to cases where coronavirus has been confirmed, and only include people who have died in hospital settings in Wales.

As such, this excludes people who have died in hospitals in England, those who have passed away in care homes, and those who died without having been tested to confirm the presence of coronavirus.

The ONS figures refer to all cases in which Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate, even where it may not have been the primary cause of death.

The figures also factor in additional deaths in previous weeks which had not been included previously.