THERE have been no new cases of coronavirus found in Powys within the last 24 hours.

Figures released by Public Health Wales show the total number of cases found in the county remains at 369, but 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

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one more person in the county died after contracting a suspected case of Covid-19, taking the total number in the county to 95.

The figures are considered the most accurate representation of the spread of the disease in Powys, despite including cases where Covid-19 had not been confirmed in a laboratory, which the official data from Public Health Wales does not cover.

The latest death was recorded in a hospital in the week ending August 14, and provides a fresh reminder that the disease has not been extinguished in Mid Wales.

It means 38 people from Powys have now died with Covid-19 in a hospital. Another 48 cases have been in care homes, and nine have been in people's homes.