Public Health Wales has not released its daily covid stats today.

Typically, the health body releases its daily statistics six days a week, usually only taking a day off on Saturdays.

Each day, the number of new covid cases is revealed, along with the health board area in which they have been recorded.

The daily release also records the number of deaths as a result of the virus, and the number of vaccines having been administered in Wales.

However, today (Sunday, October 10), the figures have not been released – but, for a good reason.

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There is a delay in between the figures being recorded and their release, and as a result, the Sunday release would normally cover figures from the previous Friday.

But, last Friday (October 8), Public Health Wales had technical problems with their coronavirus dashboard, delaying the release until later in the evening.

By the time these stats were ready, the next batch of data was available – and both were released at the same time.

These figures showed that there were 23 new covid deaths in Wales.

Of these, three were in Gwent.

This brought the total in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board region to 1,021 and the Wales-wide total to 5,965.

Out of the 5,705 newly recorded cases of the virus in Wales, 971 were recorded in Gwent. 296 of these were recorded in Caerphilly, the fifth highest in Wales. Newport recorded 230 new cases, Torfaen recorded 224, Monmouthshire recorded 131 and Blaenau Gwent 90.

Public Health Wales has confirmed that the stats should be released as usual once again at midday tomorrow (Monday, October 11).

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What has Public Health Wales said?

Confirming the reason for no figures being released today on social media, a Public Health Wales spokesman said: “Because of a network issue we have updated our dashboard later than the usual time.

“Because of the later time, we are able to include cases and deaths reported to us up to 9am on Friday usually reported on a Sunday.

“Therefore, there will be no dashboard update on Sunday 10 October, and normal reporting will resume on Monday 11 October.  Please note that data reported (Friday) is for a 48-hour period instead of the usual 24.”