ANOTHER 24 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Powys in the last 24 hours, figures show.

Public Health Wales (PHW) statistics show that there have been no further deaths due to Covid-19, meaning the number of people who have died in Powys since the start of the pandemic remains at 58.

The number of deaths is significantly higher according to more reliable Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. ONS stats reveal Powys deaths stand at 201, which has not changed in a few days.

Deaths of Powys residents are typically skewed because many of the county’s patients deemed acute are transferred to hospitals in England. ONS figures are therefore 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.

The latest PHW statistics show that the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began now stand at 3,839.

Powys stats:

Confirmed cases – 3,839

New cases in February 19 data – 24

Rate of new cases per 100,000 in week to February 11 – 117

Powys position among Welsh local authorities for rate of new cases – Joint 12th out of 22

Newly-confirmed cases day-by-day:

Friday, February 19 - 24

Thursday, February 18 - 18

Wednesday, February 17 - 24

Tuesday, February 16 – 10

Monday, February 15 – 24

Sunday, February 14 – 14

Saturday, February 13 – 12

The national picture:

There have been 16 further deaths with coronavirus in Wales taking the total number to 5,205.

Another 533 cases were reported in Wales today taking the total number since the start of the pandemic to 200,989.

The total number of people in Wales who have had their first dose of a Covid vaccine is 839,065. Second Covid jab doses have been given to 25,433 people.

Public Health Wales' statement:

Statement yet to be issued...