POWYS Teaching Health Board have confirmed a cluster of coronavirus cases have been found in Welshpool.

The County Times understands the cluster has been located at the Leighton Arches caravan site and that testing has taken place there in the last few days.

It is also understood by the County Times that a handful of cases have been identified so far.

Although Public Health Wales figures show just one more case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Powys in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 333, the health board has issued a statement to confirm cases have been found in Welshpool but no further information provided due to confidentiality reasons.

A Powys Teaching Health Board spokesman said: "We are aware of a number of cases in the Welshpool area. Where clusters of cases are identified, Public Health Wales, Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board work with local partners to implement our planned response.

"We take our responsibilities for confidentiality very seriously and do not comment on individual cases."

They added: "It is clear that coronavirus is very much still circulating in the UK, and we do expect to see clusters of cases during a pandemic of this nature

"Our NHS Test Trace Protect system is working as it should. We are finding cases and contacting those who’ve been in contact.

"We continue to caution and remind the public and business-owners that we all have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus by always sticking to social distancing guidelines

"Always observe social distancing

"Wash your hands regularly

"If you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors

"Work from home if you can

"Anyone with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 infection - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of smell or taste (anosmia) - must self-isolate and seek an urgent test.

"People with confirmed Coronavirus must isolate for seven days, with members of their household isolating for 14 days until the risk of passing on further infection has gone. Combined, these simple but effective actions will ensure the virus does not spread."

More information about coronavirus, testing, self-isolation, and social distancing is available from the Welsh Government website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus