Sixty-seven coronavirus cases were identified across the Hywel Dda Health Board area yesterday, the latest figures from Public Health Wales show.
The majority of new cases were found in Carmarthenshire, which had 46 cases, Ceredigion was second with 12, then Pembrokeshire with nine.
To date, the three counties have had 3,814 cases – 739 in Pembrokeshire, 404 in Ceredigion and 2,671 in Carmarthenshire.
Across Wales, 705 new cases were recorded by PHW from 8,392 tests. In total 67,811 cases have been confirmed to PHW to date.
Thirty-four deaths were recorded across Wales yesterday, bringing the total number of Covid-related deaths across the country to 2,243.
To date, 94 people have died of the coronavirus across Hywel Dda.
Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales strongly advises the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit the transmission of Coronavirus.
“We would remind everyone that Coronavirus is still active in our communities, and therefore this does not mean a return to normality.
“We ask the public to observe the new regulations and to limit their contact with other people as much as possible so that we all work together to bring the numbers of positive cases down.
“This means staying out of other people’s homes, limiting the times and the numbers of people that you meet, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene, working from home if you can, and self-isolating if you show symptoms of coronavirus or are asked to do so by contact tracers.
“All of these actions will help to break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus, and keep people safe.
“We understand that people will want to carry on with their Christmas shopping now the fire-break has ended. We would suggest to try to visit shops during off-peak times, to always maintain social distancing and to wear a face covering if you can. Options such as ‘click and collect’ or online purchasing may also be something to consider.
“Today Public Health Wales is adding additional data to its public-facing dashboard which will show among other data the Coronavirus incidence in the under-25s and the over-60s age groups. This data can be accessed by downloading the report from the Local Authorities tab and it will be updated on a bi-weekly basis.
“Action has been taken following reports from health authorities in Denmark that widespread outbreaks of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been found in mink farms, with subsequent spread of a mink-variant virus to the local community.
“As a precautionary measure, Denmark was removed from the UK Coronavirus travel corridor list on Friday 6 November. Any travellers returning to the UK will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days according to the national guidance and legislation https://gov.uk/uk-border-control/self-isolating-when-you-arrive.
“We would also advise all members of the public with pet mink or ferrets to avoid contact with them while symptomatic with any Covid symptoms.
“We recognise that many people may be finding life more challenging, resulting in difficulties with mental health. There are many agencies which provide help and support, including the C.A.L.L. helpline on 0800 132 737, which will refer callers to the most appropriate organisation according to their needs.
“If you are in severe mental distress or are having suicidal thoughts, please contact Samaritans Cymru free on 116 123. You can also find sources of advice and guidance on our website if you need some help or are worried about a loved one.
“NHS Wales is still here to help you if you need care, and it’s important you continue to attend appointments and seek help for urgent medical issues. You should phone beforehand and follow any guidance your local surgery, dentist, optometrist or health service has put in place to protect you and staff, including the need to keep 2m away from other patients.
“If you or a member of your household develop symptoms of the Coronavirus, such as a cough, fever or change in sense of taste or smell, you must self-isolate immediately and book a free Coronavirus test at gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
“Helpful advice and support is available via the NHS Covid-19 app. As well as providing alerts if you have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus, the app will also tell you the current risk level in your area.
“Information about the symptoms of Coronavirus is available on the Public Health Wales website, or via the NHS 111 Wales symptom checker.