The latest Covid-19 figures from Powys
Yesterday’s figures show a slight drop in the number of new positive cases reported compared to the day before.
Public Health Wales reported that 63 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Powys yesterday - Thursday, March 17.
This means that Powys Teaching Health Board currently has 47.6 Coronavirus cases per 100,000 members of the population.
The latest figure also means that the total number of cases in the health board’s area now stands at 25,072 since testing began.
Of the latest figures, PHW also showed that 185 tests were completed meaning that 34.1 per cent of those who undertook a test yesterday received a positive result.
In Wales, 1,935 new cases were reported yesterday bringing the total number of cases to 837,705.
There were 534,747 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK in the last seven days - which brings the total number of cases up to 20,001,627.
Covid-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and testing them for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If the test is positive - except for rapid lateral flow tests which have negative confirmatory lab-based PCR tests taken within 72 hours - this is referred to as a case.
If a person has more than one positive test, they are only counted as one case for all nations with the exception of Wales.
For more information and the latest figures, visit the Public Health Wales website by clicking here.
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