THE number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Powys has reached 300.

Today's Public Health Wales Figures show that another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Powys, after two days without any, bringing the total number to 300.

There have been 14 deaths in the county overall according to their figures, but Powys Teaching Health Board has indicated a preference to use the ONS data as the strongest indicator of the spread of the disease in the county.

ONS data shows there have been 90 coronavirus deaths in Powys as their figures refer to all cases in which coronavirus is mentioned on a death certificate, even where it may not have been the primary cause of death.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Testing of the workforce associated with an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Wrexham area is continuing.

“We are in the process of combining information to identify the full scope of the ongoing testing process and total number of positive cases. To date a total of 166 cases have been identified, an increase of 69 cases reported in the past 24-hours.

“The identification of additional cases does not mean that the infection is increasing. However, it also reminds us that COVID-19 has not gone away and remains in the community.

“Rapid contact tracing also continues, and as expected, is identifying additional cases associated with the workforce.

“There is no evidence that the employer is the source of the infection, but we continue to review the situation and work with our multi-agency partners, the employer, their workforce and wider community to bring this outbreak to a swift conclusion.

“Following the multi-agency Outbreak Control Team meeting which took place on Thursday 25 June, I can confirm that a total of 204 cases of Novel Coronavirus have been identified in the workforce associated with the 2 Sisters plant in Llangefni, Anglesey.

“As a result of the rapid testing process introduced, and the small increase in cases identified, we are confident that the focused track and trace programme has worked well and that we are on track to bring this outbreak to a rapid conclusion.

“Any increase in the number of cases found in the workforce does not mean that the infection is increasing in the local population as a whole.