Public Health Wales has confirmed today (Sunday) that four people have tested positive for coronavirus during the last 24-hour period.

Official figures show that a total number of 480 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Powys since the start of the pandemic.

There were a further 362 cases confirmed across Wales today, and no coronavirus-related deaths.

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.

Dr Giri Shankar, from Public Health Wales, said: “We are continuing to see a steady increase in cases in many communities across Wales, and our investigations show that many of these have been transmitted due to a lack of social distancing.

“The council areas of Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, and Flintshire are all areas of concern to us and we are watching the data from there carefully, but numbers of cases are increasing in all parts of Wales so there is no room for complacency in any area.  

“We are also seeing an increase in the number of people who are seriously ill and have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

“We are concerned that much of the good work conducted over the past few months is at risk of going to waste. If the situation continues to worsen, we may find ourselves at the same levels of infection that we experienced earlier this year in March and April, and with that comes the potential for more extended restrictions to be imposed nationally.

“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."