FOUR new cases of coronavirus have been found in Powys today.

Public Health Wales figures show the number of confirmed cases in Powys has increased to 468, although the true figure is likely to be higher.

Powys Teaching Health Board has suggested Office for National Statistics (ONS) data to be the most accurate.

The ONS date shows deaths where coronavirus may have been present since the epidemic began.

The total number of deaths in the county from the virus remains 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 coronavirus had not been confirmed in a laboratory, which the official data from Public Health Wales does not cover.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales welcomes the launch of the new NHS COVID-19 app today.

“The app forms a central part of the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect programme. We would encourage as many people to download and use the app as possible to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

“Some of the new restrictions announced earlier this week around pubs and restaurants will come into force today. These restrictions mean that pubs, restaurants and other licensed premises must close at 10pm, and offer table service only. Off licenses, including supermarkets and other retail outlets, must also stop selling alcohol at 10pm.