THERE has been no new cases of coronavirus recorded in Powys within the last 48 hours

The total number of confirmed cases in the county since the outbreak began remains at 4,119.

The number of Powys residents who have died following a positive test, according to Public Health Wales, remains at 65. That number stands at 262 according to more accurate Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

Powys stats

Confirmed cases – 4,119

New cases in April 7 data – 0

Rate of new cases per 100,000 in week to March 31 – 9.8

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 262 in Powys.

Newly-confirmed cases day-by-day

Wednesday, April 7 - 0

Monday / Tuesday, April 5/6 - 1

Easter weekend (April 3 and 4) - 4

Thursday, April 1 – 2

The national picture

There were no deaths with coronavirus in Wales within the last 24 hours, meaning the total during the pandemic remains 5,521. The total number of deaths in Wales involving Covid-19, however, stands at 7,747, according to the ONS.

There were 82 new cases reported, taking the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 210,023.

Wales' seven-day case rate is now 22 per 100,000.

A total of 1,502,641 people in Wales have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and 475,570 have had their second dose.

Public Health Wales' statement

To be updated...