POWYS has recorded another three new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Figures released today by Public Health Wales show the total number of cases found in the county has risen from 454 to 457. 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.

The total number of deaths in the county from the virus to date is 95.

There has been 48 in care homes deaths, 38 deaths in hospital and nine in a home setting.

The ONS 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.