The worst-hit parts of Powys during the coronavirus outbreak have been revealed in new data published by the Office for National Statistics.

The figures, covering the period from Match until June, show that Ystradgynlais and Tawe Uchaf had more deaths linked to the coronavirus than anywhere else in Powys, accounting for 23 of the 84 Covid-linked fatalities during that period.

The ONS data also shows that there were 10 Covid-linked fatalities in the Rhayader, Newbridge and the Elan Valley area, and nine in Newtown.

Five people died in Welshpool with suspected coronavirus, as well as four in the combined area of Four Crosses and Guilsfield, and four in the combined Llanfair Caereinion and Caersws area.

The only parts of Powys not to suffer any Covid-related deaths during the four-month period are Llandrindod Wells, and the combined area of Abermule, Churchstoke and Kerry.

Four people died in the Knighton and Presteigne area, one around Llanidloes, two in Builth and Llanwrtyd Wells, and eight around Llanfyllin.

In these cases, coronavirus was the underlying cause or was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor.

Deprived areas across Wales had death rates related to Covid-19 of almost double that of the most affluent parts – 119.1 per 100,000 compared to 63.5.

The anti-poverty charity Turn2us said the figures highlight the extreme inequalities that affect so many people.

Sara Willcocks, head of communications at the charity, said: "We may all be weathering the same storm, but we are certainly not all in the same boat. For a society that believes in compassion, we must right these wrongs of social injustices.

"We urge the government to focus on levelling up not just regions of the UK but also our neighbourhoods.

"Everyone deserves the right to access high quality jobs, affordable housing and a strong social security system that gives people the support they need; when they need it, so local communities can thrive together."

A Welsh Government spokesman said: “We have seen from coronavirus just how directly economic disadvantage has produced an impact on health.

"As we make decisions about the future, our approach to recovery will take a broader view of public health, responding to the ways in which economic disadvantage reduces quality of life and the distribution of life chances.

“We remain fully committed to tackling poverty and inequality in Wales.”