Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) bulletin
16th April 2021
Public Health Wales has reported as of April 14 the confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Wales is 210, 681. The total number of cases for Powys as at April 14 stands at 4,146.
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 April 10 was 266 - 82 in care homes,12 at home, one in a hospice and 171 in hospital.
This is the first week with no COVID-19 related deaths since October.
Welsh Government updates
- Testing in schoolsLateral flow tests (LFTs) are being offered for staff and learners from Year 10 upwards, schools and settings are being provided with greater flexibility to enable them to extend this voluntary offer to learners from Year 7 upwards.
The number of LFTs available is being increased to support this expansion, starting from week commencing 19 April.
- People in Wales who cannot work from home encouraged to use lateral flow self-tests. All those who cannot work from home are being encouraged to access lateral flow self-test kits as they are rolled out across Wales.
The rapid coronavirus testing kits will be available to collect from local test sites across Wales from Friday 16 April. https://gov.wales/people-wales-who-cannot-work-home-encouraged-use-lateral-flow-self-tests
Individuals in Wales who have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as at April 11 stands at 1,588,499. The number Powys people who have had their first dose stands at more than 80,500 with second dose numbers standing at 26,300.
- 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