Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update
21st September 2020
Public Health Wales has reported as of 19 September a further 596 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 20,644.The total number of cases for Powys as at 19 September stands at 460 an increase of three 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 28 August was 95 - 48 in care homes, 38 in hospital and nine at home - no increase on previous figure.
Since the commencement of the Test Trace and Protect (TTP) programme on 1 June and up to the end of 20 September, we have identified 201 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 654 contacts to date. Appropriate self-isolation advice and guidance has been provided to all such contacts.
Welsh Government updates
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) Amendments
Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services has removed Guadeloupe and Slovenia from the list of exempt countries and territories and added Gibraltar and Thailand to this list. This came into force at 04:00 on Saturday, 19 September. https://gov.wales/written-statement-health-protection-coronavirus-international-travel-wales-amendments-4
Responding to the current challenges with COVID-19 Testing
Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services has set out plans to respond to the current testing challenges in Wales caused by problems with the UK-wide Lighthouse Lab system https://gov.wales/written-statement-responding-current-challenges-covid-19-testing
- 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