There have been 684 new coronavirus recorded in the Hywel Dda Health Board area according to the latest figures.

The figures released by Public Health Wales (PHW) late on Friday reflect the Covid cases for the end of last week.

Because of a network issue the figures were updated later than the usual time. Because of this, cases and deaths reported up to 9am on Friday, which are usually reported on a Sunday, were included in with the Friday statistics which cover 48 hours instead of 24.

This means that PHW is not issuing an update today, Sunday October 10. Normal reporting will resume tomorrow, Monday, October 11.

The latest data shows there were 367 new cases in Carmarthenshire, 229 in Pembrokeshire and 88 in Ceredigion since the last report.

PHW said “unforeseen server issues” had delayed reporting and figures for October 8 are for a 48 hour period up to 9am on Friday morning.

The total number of cases across the three counties now stands at 33,420 – 20,291 in Carmarthenshire, 8,675 in Pembrokeshire and 4,454 in Ceredigion.

There have been two new Covid-related deaths recorded in the Hywel Dda area since the last report, with the total standing at 528 throughout the pandemic.

In total 5,705 new cases of coronavirus and 23 new Covid-related deaths have been reported across Wales bringing the national total to 377,734 cases and 5,965 deaths.

There have been 57, 153 tests done across the country since the last report.

Across Wales 2,389,159 people have had their first dose of covid-19 vaccine and 2,228,122 have had their second dose and are fully vaccinated.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is no longer updating its vaccination reports with invitations for third ‘booster’ doses now going out to residents across the three counties in priority order.