There have been no more coronavirus cases in Powys over the weekend, according to latest figures.

The number of cases in the county still sits at 302 and the number of deaths at 15 according to Public Health Wales.

However, this is likely to be much higher.

Powys Teaching Health Board has suggested that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data is more accurate, and that shows 92 deaths 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.

Therefore, 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 Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

“The advice to the public has not changed and this outbreak reinforces that everyone has a vital role in preventing the spread of coronavirus by always observing social distancing guidelines and staying two metres away from others, and washing hands regularly. When travelling you should also avoid car sharing with people outside your household.

“Public Health Wales welcomes the Welsh Government announcement that, from Monday, July 6, the requirement to stay local will be lifted and that people from two separate households will be able to join together to form one exclusive extended household.

“It is important to note, however, that the current measures will remain in place over this weekend - that is, as a general rule, people should not travel more than five miles from home and, if you are meeting one other household, you should stay outdoors and stay local.

“It is timely to remind everyone that we all have a vital role in preventing the spread of coronavirus by always sticking to social distancing guidelines and that’s staying two metres away from others and washing hands regularly.

“As restrictions are eased, we would urge members of the public to continue to avoid visiting locations where proper social distancing is difficult to achieve."