TWO more deaths in the Hywel Dda health board area have been reported due to coronavirus in the latest figures released by Public Health Wales (PHW) today (Friday, October 23).

That brings the total number of deaths across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to 71 deaths to date.

Thirteen deaths due to the virus were reported from across Wales to PHW, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,756.

Across the three counties, another 31 cases of coronavirus were reported. Ceredigion saw seven new cases, Carmarthenshire 23 and Pembrokeshire one.

To date, 2,277 cases have been recorded across the three counties - 510 in Pembrokeshire, 1,566 in Carmarthenshire and 201 in Ceredigion.

Across Wales, 761 cases of coronavirus were confirmed today from 10,719 tests. To date, 40,253 people have been confirmed to have had the virus in Wales.

Public Health Wales now publishes maps of cases for individual areas within local authority areas, allowing members of the public to see the rate of infection within their locality.

Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales is reminding people that fire-break restrictions come into effect in Wales at 6pm today (Friday 23 October), and will last until the start of Monday 9 November.”