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THERE have been 32 new coronavirus cases recorded in the Hywel Dda health board area according to today’s figures (Tuesday, August 17).

Public Health Wales (PHW) data shows there were nine new cases in Pembrokeshire, 18 in Carmarthenshire and five in Ceredigion.

The total number of cases across the three counties is now 19,167 – 12,242 in Carmarthenshire, 4,550 in Pembrokeshire and 2,375 in Ceredigion.

No new Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in the Hywel Dda area, with the total 490 for the duration of the pandemic.

In total 761 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across Wales today bringing the national total to 255,302 cases.

There have been 7,780 tests done since the last report.

No new Welsh Covid related deaths have been reported with the total across Wales 5,641 deaths.

Across Wales, 2,316,668 have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 2,146,391 are fully vaccinated.

In Hywel Dda, as of August 11, 541,945 residents have now received both jabs, with 7,683 given in the last seven days.

In Pembrokeshire (population 125,818) 91,470 first doses have been given (73.1%) and 83,532 second doses (66.4%).

In Carmarthenshire (population 188,771) 131,989 first doses have been given (69.9%) and 118,873 second doses (63%).

In Ceredigion (population 72,695) 52,350 first doses have now been given (72%) and 47,647 second doses (65.5%).

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