Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update
23rd October 2020
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
Welsh Government updates
- In the face of dramatic falls in passenger numbers Welsh Government has decided to bring the Wales and Borders rail franchise under public control.
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has made a written statement about the latest changes to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) Amendments https://gov.wales/health-protection-coronavirus-international-travel-wales-amendments
- The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton is writing to everyone in Wales who has previously been advised to shield to update them about measures to protect their health.
- The Welsh Government has announced it's providing an extra £10 million this year towards supporting university students during the pandemic
- Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions
- FAQs for higher and further education
- Written statement on the availability of PPE
- FAQs on the role of schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
More information from Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus