CEREDIGION has recorded one new case of coronavirus today, according to official statistics.

Across Wales, 196 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded today with six new deaths from the virus, taking the total number of fatalities since the pandemic began to 5,488.

Ceredigion has recorded two cases over the weekend, one today and one on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Gwynedd and Powys have both recorded seven new cases today with Carmarthenshire recording six new cases and Pembrokeshire recording four.

This Tuesday marks the year anniversary from the start of the first UK lockdown and the total number of Covid cases reported in Wales over the last year now stands at 207,842.

Over the last year, Ceredigion has recorded 1,745 cases of the virus, which is the lowest county total in Wales.

Carmarthenshire on the other hand has recorded 10,630 cases with Pembrokeshire reporting 3,373 cases over the last 12 months.

Powys has recorded a total of 4,708 cases with Gwynedd recording 3,183 cases.

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board which covers North Wales has recorded 923 deaths from the virus while Hywel Dda Health Board, which covers Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, has recorded 471 deaths.

Powys Health Board has recorded 63.

Data compiled by The Office of National Statistics recording the number of deaths registered with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate, suggests the death toll in Wales is much higher.

A total of 7,632 deaths mention Covid-19 with Betsi Cadwaladr recording 1,332 deaths, Hywel Dda, 720 and Powys, 248.

Health officials have today announced additional support for the Holyhead area of Anglesey.

Dr Eleri Davies, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Isle of Anglesey County Council are working to offer additional Coronavirus testing in Holyhead and Holy Island, including lateral flow tests for secondary school students and their linked households, and home-delivered PCR tests for local residents.

"This case-finding aims to find undetected infections to control and reduce the transmission in this area.

“While the level of infection across Wales has declined in recent weeks, there are still several areas which have significantly higher rates.

“It is vitally important that we don’t lose the substantial gains that have been made, and therefore I would like to send a clear message to everyone that Coronavirus hasn’t gone away and there are still a large number of people who have not been vaccinated. In order to protect everyone, including the most vulnerable, we must all stick to the rules.

“Welsh Government restrictions state that you should not go into any other household or mix indoors with other people who you don’t live with.”