Another new case of coronavirus has been found in Powys, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 383 since the beginning of the outbreak.

The latest new incident was actually found on August 27, but has only now been added to the cumulative total published by Public Health Wales.

It also means that there have been 12 new cases confirmed since the beginning of last week, August 24.

Across Wales, 50 new cases were reported today, taking the total number of confirmed cases since the virus first arrived in the country in March to 18,155.

Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We are now seeing a steady increase in cases and our investigations show that, these have been transmitted due to a lack of social distancing, in particular by a minority of the 20-30 year age group.

“This has resulted in the spread of the virus to other groups of people.

“I repeat my direct appeal to young people to please remember that, even if they feel that they would not be badly affected by COVID-19 were they to test positive, should they pass it on to older or more vulnerable family members, friends or colleagues it could be extremely serious and even fatal.

“Coronavirus has not gone away. It remains the responsibility of everyone to help prevent the spread of this virus – that is, by self-isolating when asked to do so, staying two metres away from others, and by washing hands regularly."