THE latest coronavirus data in Wales has been released today - after no data release yesterday - and show 94 cases and three deaths confirmed.
This is for the 24-hour period up to 9am on Friday. Tomorrow, Monday, 48 hours worth of data from over the weekend will be reported.
There were no new cases in Ceredigion in the latest reported figures, meaning there have only been three new cases in the county all week.
Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We have made some changes to the way we publish information on our website and data dashboard.
“Starting from Saturday 17 April, we will no longer be publishing Coronavirus data or a daily statement on our website on Saturdays. Data reported on Sundays will therefore be for the 24-hour period up to 9am on Friday, and data reported on Mondays will be for a 48-hour period up to 9am on Sunday.
“It is likely that the figures reported on Mondays will be around double the usual 24 hours figure.
“We are doing this because case numbers are now low therefore any fluctuation day-to-day can give rise to potentially misleading interpretation and we want to be focusing more on the underlying trends.
“Our surveillance team will however retain the ability to ramp back up to seven day reporting if necessary.
“We would like to remind the public that Coronavirus is still circulating in our communities and a large number of people have not been fully vaccinated. It is therefore vital that people observe social distancing, where face coverings when in indoor spaces, and wash hands regularly. These actions will help to prevent transmission of the virus.
“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. Currently a maximum of six people from two households can meet outdoors, including in private gardens.
“Welsh Government have announced that people who cannot work from home will be able to access free lateral flow self-test kits from tomorrow, Friday 16 April.
“The rapid coronavirus tests will be available from local test sites across Wales.
“Welsh Government also announced that, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), that people over 16 who live with individuals with severely weakened immune systems should be offered COVID-19 vaccinations as a priority.
“As schools return please do not send your child to school if they are unwell, even if you are not sure if they have Coronavirus.
“When you take your child to school, always keep your distance from other parents, wear a face covering, and don’t stay around and chat. Please don’t invite other children or their parents to your home to play or stay indoors, even if they are in the same bubble at school. We need to continue to limit the numbers of people we meet socially to minimise spread of the virus.
“Please continue to work from home if at all possible."