Coronavirus Ceredigion

Public Health Wales have announced one new coronavirus case in Ceredigion in the last 24 hours.

This brings the number of cases in the county to 58 – up by five in the last week.

There were 12 tests carried out in the last 24 hours in the county, with the number of tests carried out countywide totalling 1,976.

The ratio of positive coronavirus cases which come back remains at 2.9%.

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Extended households

Meanwhile, the First Minister of Wales has today announced that two separate houses will be able to form one ‘extended household’ from next Monday (6 July) onwards, so long as the number of Covid-19 cases do not dramatically increase.

Mark Drakeford MS made the announcement at the daily coronavirus briefing today, in which he explained that even those on the shielding list will be able to meet family members inside for the first time since the end of March.

But every house will only be able to join up with one other single household, leaving many families having to make difficult decisions as to who they will pair up with.

“Extended households bring additional risks – particularly to people who are vulnerable,” the First Minister said.

“If anyone in an extended household becomes ill, everyone will have to self isolate for 14 days.

“All this relies on the state of the virus at the end of the week […] including the two outbreaks in north Wales.

“We still hope to lift the rules on staying local. This will all be confirmed on Friday.”