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100 new Covid cases a day

Created on 22/11/2021 @ 12:12


New statistics shared today show that Powys is still in the grip of a Covid-19 wave with an average of 100 new cases being reported every day.

The number has remained worryingly high throughout the autumn and with the Christmas party season fast approaching, there is concern that the local health system could be overloaded once again.

The case rate remains above 500 per 100,000 population, placing Powys above the Welsh average.

Powys County Council Leader, Councillor Rosemarie Harries, said: “The county has seen consistently high case numbers since the autumn with infection rates frequently above the Welsh average. With thoughts turning to Christmas and the party season it is important that we do all that we can to limit the spread of the virus.

“Case rates are high among most age groups, and it is worrying to see older groups, where the impact of the virus could be more severe, seeing escalating figures in recent weeks. We must do all we can to slow the spread, wear masks where we can and always follow national advice.

“Covid-19 shows little sign of releasing its grip on the country and we must do all that we can to protect the vulnerable and slow the spread of the disease.”

Residents are urged that if they have a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste, they isolate immediately and get a PCR test.

Rapid lateral flow test (LFT) kits for those  not displaying symptoms, are available to collect from the county’s libraries.

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