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There have been 145 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in the Hywel Dda health board area in 24 hours according to Public Health Wales.

PHW figures for today (Monday, February 21), state there were 65 new cases in Carmarthenshire, 46 in Pembrokeshire and 34 in Ceredigion since the last report.

Changes to reporting by PHW mean that today’s figures are for a 24 hour period up to 9am Friday, February 18.

The total number of cases across the three counties now stands at 78,851 – 43,903 in Carmarthenshire, 23,554 in Pembrokeshire and 11,394 in Ceredigion.

Since January 6, Covid-19 testing policy has changed and asymptomatic people don’t have to do a PCR test following a positive lateral flow test.

For the seven-day period ending on February 6 there were 25,497 lateral flow testing episodes across the three counties – with a person potentially recording multiple episodes – of which 2,651 were positive.

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