ANOTHER case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Powys

Public Health Wales data released on Tuesday, June 30, shows that one more case has been reported in the county, meaning the total number of people who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 301.

The number of deaths recorded by Public Health Wales for the county remains at 15, although the true figures for confirmed cases and deaths is likely to be higher.

Powys Teaching Health Board has suggested that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data is more accurate.

Figures released by the ONS today show 92 deaths in Powys where coronavirus may have been present since the epidemic began.

Public Health Wales 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.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales welcomes the introduction of extended households in Wales, meaning that people from two separate households are able to join together from Monday, July 6, as long as cases of coronavirus continue to fall across the country.

“The new arrangement will mean that people in the extended household will be able to meet indoors, without social distancing. It should be noted, however, that if anyone from the extended household develops coronavirus symptoms, then the whole extended household will need to self-isolate, not just those who live together.

“A total of 216 cases of COVID-19 have been reported today in relation to the outbreak in the workforce associated with the 2 Sisters workforce in Llangefni. This is a small increase of six identified cases reported since Friday, June 26.

“The increase is small, and it should be noted that these cases do not represent new infection. These are cases that we have identified following an extensive data matching exercise over the course of the weekend.

“We have been unable to contact a small number of employees and contractors associated with the factory, and we will be writing to them to encourage them to come forward for testing through the Community Testing Units operated by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely with our multi agency partners to ensure that the outbreak draws to a swift conclusion. There is no evidence to suggest that the outbreak at the plant has led to significant community transmission. Instead, the data show that we have contained the outbreak through the control measures that have been put in place.