Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update

23rd October 2020

Covid-19 figures

Public Health Wales has reported as of 21 October a further 2,096 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 39,491. The total number of cases for Powys as at 21 October stands at 692 an increase of 15 since Wednesday although the figure is likely to be much higher.

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, as at 2 October was 95 - 48 in care homes, 38 in hospital and nine at home. There have been no COVID related deaths in the county for the past seven weeks.

Since the start of the Test Trace and Protect (TTP) programme on 1 June and up to the end of 22 October, we have identified 463 positive test results that are appropriate for Contact Tracing. These are so called "index cases". Those cases have all been successfully contact traced and this has led to the identification of 2,555 contacts to date. Appropriate self-isolation advice and guidance has been provided to all such contacts

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