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

There have now been 489 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 four new cases were all from Monday, September 28.

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 – 489

New cases in September 28 data – four

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 352 Covid cases were confirmed in Tuesday's figures, meaning that 23,583 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were three newly-reported deaths, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus at 1,615 in Wales.

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

Public Health Wales' statement

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

“Public Health Wales reminds the public of local restrictions in place in 11 local authority areas in Wales. These arrangements are necessary in order to bring transmission of the virus under control in these areas. It is very important that we abide by the regulations in the areas in which we live and that we do not travel between local authority areas without a reasonable excuse.

“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."