THERE have been no new coronavirus cases confirmed in Powys today.

Figures released on Tuesday, July 14, by Public Health Wales (PHW) show the total number of confirmed cases in the county remains at 305.

The number of deaths reported in Powys remains at 15 , although the true figures are likely to be 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.

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.

Earlier today, Tuesday, July 14, the ONS released figures showing there have been no Powys coronavirus deaths in the last week, the total number remaining at 92.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales’ user-friendly data dashboard takes information from a range of different sources.

"The total number of positive cases now includes those reported from non-NHS Wales laboratories, which are subject to ongoing de-duplication, refinement and reconciliation. This may result in fluctuation of the total positive cases as this process takes place."