Two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Powys.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales show the number of confirmed cases in Powys have increased to 359 although the true figure is likely to be higher.

Public Health Wales data 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.

Powys Teaching Health Board has suggested Office for National Statistics (ONS) data to be the most accurate, as it shows deaths where coronavirus may have been present since the epidemic began.

Figures published by the ONS show there have been 93 Powys deaths from the virus overall, nine at home, 37 in hospital, and 47 in a care home setting.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales supports today’s Welsh Government announcement that, providing conditions remain stable, up to four households – an increase from two - will be able to join together to form an extended household from August 22, and that a meal following a wedding, civil partnership or funeral will be allowed for up to 30 people indoors providing social distancing can be maintained.

“We also welcome the amendments to regulations making it make it obligatory for hospitality businesses and other settings to collect contact details of customers from next week. Collecting this information is essential for Wales’ test trace protect strategy for testing the general public and preventing the spread of coronavirus".