Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) bulletin
22nd January 2021
Public Health Wales has reported as of January 20 the confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Wales is 185,035. The total number of cases for Powys as at January 20 stands at 3,240.
Figures issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on the number of deaths in Powys attributed, either wholly or in part to COVID-19, registered up to January 16 was 164 - 60 in care homes, 10 at home and 94 in hospital.
Welsh Government updates
Carers Support Fund increased by a quarter of a million pounds
A further £250k has been announced to help unpaid carers in Wales cope with the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.
Learners in Wales studying for Qualifications Wales-approved GCSE, AS and A-levels this year will receive grades determined by their school or college, based on work they have completed over their course. https://gov.wales/changes-qualifications-confirmed-education-minister-kirsty-williams-following-further-disruption
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has provided an update about progress a week after the Vaccination Strategy was published: https://gov.wales/written-statement-covid-19-vaccine-strategy-one-week
- Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions
- FAQ's for higher and further education
- Written statement on the availability of PPE
- FAQ's on the role of schools during the Coronavirus pandemic.
More information from Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus