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No new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Powys in the past 24 hours as the number of cases continues to decline across Wales

The number of cases in Powys since the pandemic began is approaching 4000, but according to today’s statistics from Public Health Wales (PHW), the total number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 remains 3993

PHW has also not recorded any new deaths in Powys, which remains at 59, but that number is 235 according to more accurate data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Powys resident deaths tend to be skewed as many of the county’s acute patients are taken to hospitals in England so ONS numbers are usually considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus as they are based on all deaths, where Covid-19 is specified on the death certificate

Powy’s position among Welsh local authorities on the rate of new cases – joint 6 from 22

There were seven more Covid-19-related deaths in Wales, bringing the total number of Covid-19-related deaths reported by PHW since the start of the pandemic to 5385 increased

A total of 983419 people have now received a first push, while 168163 have received the full course

The four UK nations aim to vaccinate all adults by the end of July The surge in shipments to Wales came in the last 14 days after a slowdown, largely due to a planned reduction in Oxford-AstraZeneca supply

The Welsh government said its approach is to “gradually relax restrictions” when it is safe to do so

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response at Public Health Wales, said: “The weekly incidence of COVID-19 infections is now more than half of local authorities in under 50 cases per 100000 residents of Wales, with an overall rate of 476 cases per 100000

“This varies from area to area, so we are reminding the public that the Level 4 restrictions still apply. Stay home this weekend, work from home if possible, wear face covering if necessary, wash your hands regularly and stay 2 meters away from people you do not live with

“We remind everyone that four people from two different households can now meet outdoors to distance each other socially. Please remember, however, that this is for the sole purpose of movement and that individuals should and should keep social distance Instructions do not apply to private gardens

“Coronavirus cases by variant in Wales are reported on the UK government website The dominant strain in Wales is the Kent variant and there is currently no evidence of widespread community transmission of any other worrying variant in Wales”

The Welsh Government has announced that the revised vaccination strategy means that every eligible adult in Wales will be offered a first dose by the end of July.In addition, adults with severe or severe learning disabilities, as well as those with mental illnesses that cause severe dysfunction, will be eligible under the JCVI – Priority Group 6 invited to vaccination and the Welsh Government has issued guidelines on how to identify eligible individuals in these groups and how to assist them in starting their vaccine offerings

“The Welsh government also announced an expansion of testing in the workplace and in the community Workplaces with more than 50 employees can now be supported in order to regularly test their workforce This will help reduce the spread of the virus and allow them to operate safely

“When elementary school children between the ages of three and seven returned to personal learning in the start-up phase, we thank the parents for their perseverance in winter

“We need your continued support to control the spread of coronavirus So please do not send your child to school if they feel uncomfortable, even if you are not sure whether they have coronavirus.Please continue to work from home if possible

“When you take your child to school, always keep your distance from other parents, wear face-covering, and do not stay around and talk to each other. Please do not invite other children or their parents over to your home to play or to stay, not even outdoors, even if they are in the same bubble at school

“UK and overseas travel restrictions remain in place Please visit the Welsh Government website for more information on current tour guidance” ”

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