One new coronavirus case has been recorded in Powys over the last 24 hours, according to latest figures. 

Public Health Wales has recorded that there are now 327 positive cases in the county.

This comes after a jump from 305 to 326 yesterday, which was down to expending where the data was collected from - not because there was an influx of new cases in one day. 

This was due to PHW combining data from NHS Wales laboratories and non-NHS Wales laboratories.

The number of deaths reported in Powys by PHW 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.

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 Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales welcomes Welsh Government’s announcement yesterday (Wednesday, July 15) of its testing strategy to respond to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Wales emerges from lockdown and makes preparations for the possibility of future peaks in autumn and winter."