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Welshpool has had 15% of total Powys Covid cases

Created on 22/10/2020 @ 09:27
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Welshpool has recorded more positive Covid-19 cases per head of population than anywhere else in Powys since the first local case was reported on March 11, but it is currently relatively free of the virus according to new data.

The three known outbreaks in the town have contributed to 92 positive cases in Welshpool alone over the past seven months, placing the town on rung three of the 10-rung ladder used by Public Health Wales to monitor the situation nationwide (one being the most severe).

That figure represents almost 15% of the total cases recorded for the entire county of Powys to date - which stands at 677. By comparison, Newtown has had just 32 positive cases in total since March. 

But the good news is that 0-2 cases were reported during the last seven-day period monitored from October 12-18.

Over that same period, the ‘Four Crosses & Guilsfield’ area have recorded four new cases, while the area known as ‘Montgomery, Berriew & Trewern’ also reported 0-2 cases. There were five new positive cases reported for the ‘Llanfyllin & Llanwddyn’ area, and nine (of the 32 in total) in Newtown.

Public Health Wales releases its daily figures at 2pm through its social media channels, and to find the hyper-local information click the ‘Cases by MSOA’ tab.

Welshpool’s three outbreaks to date have taken place at The Rhallt care home, the Leighton Arches travellers' site and more recently at the Sidoli factory.

Total positive cases for Covid-19 since March 11:

Welshpool: 92 (0-2 in the past seven-say period of Oct 12-18)

Llanfyllin & Llanwddyn: 46 (5)

Llanfair Caereinion & Caersws: 35 (3)

Newtown: 32 (9)

Guilsfield & Four Crosses: 29 (4)

Montgomery, Trewern & Berriew: 23 (0-2)

Abermule, Churchstoke & Kerry: 17 (0-2)

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