Latest Public Health Wales figures show that 18 people have tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Powys to 2,927 since the outbreak began.

There have been no more deaths with the virus in the county which according to Public Health Wales remains at 37. That number stands at 147 according to more accurate Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

Across Wales, 66 more people have died after contracting the virus, and there were 1,533 new cases.

Powys stats

Confirmed cases – 27

New cases in January 13 data – 18

Rate of new cases per 100,000 in week to January 7 – 207.6

Powys position among Welsh local authorities for rate of new cases – 17th out of 22

Why are figures lower in Powys?

Deaths of Powys residents can be skewed as many of the county’s patients deemed acute are transferred to hospitals in England.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures therefore are usually considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus, and which are based on all deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate. ONS figures stand at 147 in Powys.

Newly-confirmed cases day-by-day

Wednesday, January 13 – 18

Tuesday, January 12 - 30

Monday, January 11 - 69

Saturday/Sunday, January 9/10 - 75

Friday, January 8 - 43

Thursday, January 7 – 37

Wednesday, January 6 – 39

The national picture

A further 66 people have died in Wales, taking the total to 4,063.

There were 1,533 new cases reported, taking the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 174,412.

Wales' seven-day case rate is 404 per 100,000.


As of Wednesday, January 13, a total of 101,371 people in Wales had received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, according to Public Health Wales.

Public Health Wales says 4,037 Powys residents received their vaccination by January 6.

Public Health Wales statement

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive Coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern.

“All of Wales remains in lockdown. We ask that the public adopts the same mindset for this lockdown as they did in March 2020. We understand that people are fatigued but with a more transmissible variant of coronavirus circulating across Wales it is vital that we all keep to the lockdown restrictions in place.

“This means stay at home. If exercising outdoors, please do this alone or with members of your household or support bubble and if possible, only once a day. Shop online but if you do need to visit essential retail do this alone. If you must leave home keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face mask.

“Public Health Wales urges everyone to follow the rules, to avoid transmission of Coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”

“The roll-out of the Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccines continues in Wales with the the recently Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved Moderna vaccine to be incorporated into the programme soon."