Question from: County Councillor Matthew Dorrance Subject: Subject: Coronavirus cases in Powys
Coronavirus cases in Powys are increasing and last week, Powys saw a sharp spike in the number of cases testing positive with 17 cases per 100,000 people as opposed to a Wales average of 7.
What discussions is the Council having with partners in Welsh Government and Public Health Wales about this worrying rise and what measures is the Council prepared to consider to help keep our communities safe?
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
Between 13th and 20th September 2020 there were 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Powys (approximately 12 cases per 100,000). At present this figure does not place Powys on the Welsh Government ‘watchlist’. Powys County Council are operating an effective Contact Tracing Service, with 100% of Index Cases and 99% of Contacts successfully followed up in this period.
Powys County Council are having daily meetings with partners in Public Health Wales and Powys Teaching Health Board and have developed a robust prevention and intervention plan. Any necessary local measures will be guided by Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.