ONE new case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Powys after Public Health Wales revealed the latest figures.

The latest case takes the total of cumulative cases in the county up to 460 since the start of the pandemic.

It means a total of seven cases have been reported across the last week in Powys.

More than 14,600 tests have been conducted in Powys, with 965 carried out in the past week.

Speaking earlier this week, Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the COVID-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We are now seeing a steady increase in cases in a number of communities across Wales, and our investigations show that many of these have been transmitted due to a lack of social distancing.

“Coronavirus has not gone away. It remains the responsibility of everyone to help prevent the spread of this virus to protect older and vulnerable family members and friends.

“They should do this by self-isolating when asked to do so, staying two metres away from others, and by washing hands regularly.

“Face coverings are now mandatory for everyone over age 11 in public places, and only six people from an extended household can meet now indoors in areas of Wales where local restrictions do not apply."