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Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update

12th August 2020

Public Health Wales has reported as of 11 August a further 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of cases to 17,476. The total number of cases for Powys as of 11 August stands at 356, 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 5 August was 93 - 47 in care homes, 37 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 10 August, we have identified 84 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 175 contacts to date. Appropriate self-isolation advice and guidance has been provided to all such contacts.

Welsh Government announced an extra £20 million in May, to enable Local Authorities and their partners to provide more high quality temporary and long-term homes. They have now confirmed it has been increased to £50 million. Since lockdown began, more than 2,000 people who were homeless or in unsuitable accommodation, have now been given a place to live.

 

 

More information from Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

 

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