Five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Powys by Public Health Wales today.

There have now been 485 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in Powys since the outbreak of the pandemic, after five more incidents were confirmed in the latest figures released today.

Public Health Wales confirmed that the five new cases were all from Friday, September 25.

No more people in Powys have died from the virus, according to Public Health Wales, which puts the number of deaths from people confirmed to have the virus at 15.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which are considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus, and which are based on all deaths where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate, stand at 95.

Powys stats:

Confirmed cases – 485

New cases in September 28 data – five

Rate of new cases per 100,000 in week to September 23 – 10.6

Rate of new cases per 100,000 in week to September 16 – 11.3

Powys position among Welsh local authorities for rate of new cases – 20th out of 22.

The national picture

Across Wales, another 286 Covid cases were confirmed in Monday's figures, meaning that 23,231 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were no newly-reported deaths, leaving the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus at 1,612 in Wales.

New local lockdowns come into force in Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen today.

Public Health Wales' latest statement

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: "Public Health Wales supports the announcement by the Welsh Government of local restrictions in Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen. These arrangements are necessary in order to bring transmission of the virus under control in these areas.

“These new restrictions will come into effect from 6pm today (Monday 28 September). We thank the public in advance for sticking to these new restrictions, which are essential in reducing spread of the virus, protecting older and vulnerable people, and keeping Wales safe.

“We remind people living in areas of Wales where there are currently no restructions in place to remember, at all times, the importance of adhering to the regulations to prevent further local restrictions.

“The new restrictions mean that people living in the affected areas will not be allowed to enter or leave their local authority area without a reasonable excuse.

“They will not be able to meet indoors with anyone they do not live with for the time being – extended households (sometimes called a ‘bubble’) are suspended for the time being.

“Pubs, restaurants and other licensed premises must stop selling alcohol at 10pm, and offer table service only. Off licenses, including supermarkets and other retail outlets, must also stop selling alcohol at 10pm.

“People who can work from home must do so. Those who cannot reasonably work from home can continue to travel to a place of work, whether that is within our outside the areas affected by local restrictions.

“Local restrictions are already in place in seven other areas of South Wales – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly borough, Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil borough, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Newport."