There have been 290 new coronavirus cases recorded in the Hywel Dda health board area according to today’s figures, (Friday, September 24).

Public Health Wales (PHW) data shows there were 165 new cases in Carmarthenshire, 86 in Pembrokeshire and 39 in Ceredigion since the last report.

The total number of cases across the three counties now stands at 28,508– 17,706 in Carmarthenshire, 7,198 in Pembrokeshire and 3,849 in Ceredigion.

No new Covid-related deaths have been recorded in the Hywel Dda area since the last report, with the total reaching 509 throughout the pandemic.

In total 2,727 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across Wales today bringing the national total to 338,338 cases.

There have been 29,344 tests done across the country since the last report.

There were two new covid-related deaths reported with the total across Wales now 5,839.

Across Wales, 2,403,572 have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 2,214,247 are fully vaccinated.

Hywel Dda Health Board’s vaccine bulletin has not been updated in recent weeks and a spokesman said it was reviewing the weekly bulletin and “deciding how we want to report uptake going forward following the start of third and booster doses alongside the continued uptake of first and second doses.”

As of September 1, 558,694 first and second doses have been administered, 4,515 in the last seven days.

In Carmarthenshire (population 188,771) 134,486 first doses have been given (71.2 per cent) and 124,083 second doses (65.7 per cent).

In Ceredigion (population 72,695) 53,169 first doses have now been given (73.1 per cent) and 49,555 second doses (68.2 per cent).