The number of cases of coronavirus in Powys is plummeting all over the county, new figures show today.

The latest breakdown of cases by area demonstrates that of the 19 areas into which the data is broken, 12 have saw no more than two cases in the week to March 14.

The stats, from Public Health Wales, show the extent to which the virus has receded during the latest lockdown period.

Only two parts of the county have seen a double-digit rise in the total number of cases – the Rhayader/Elan area, and Crickhowell.

Llanfair and Caersws have notched up five new cases, and the area around Abermule and Kerry four, but elsewhere the number of new cases is very low.

It comes as the First Minister announced plans to accelerate Wales' release from lockdown today.

The data is gathered using Office of National Statistics figures of middle layer super output areas (MSOAs) and present the rolling number of cases in either a seven-day or 21-day window.

The details from Public Health Wales state that case numbers are suppressed for any MSOA where there were fewer than three identified cases.