One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Powys during the last 24 hours.

Public Health Wales (PHW) figures reveal today (Wednesday) that the total number of cases has jumped to 326.

The reason for the increase is due to PHW combining data from NHS Wales laboratories and non-NHS Wales laboratories. Cases from non-NHS Wales laboratories are not new cases.

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

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.

“It should be noted that the cases from non-NHS Wales laboratories are not new cases, and have been on the dashboard for a number of weeks. They have previously been reported on a separate tab, but are now incorporated into the totals for the local authority area and Health Board area in which the patient resides, to give a complete picture for Wales."