Carmarthenshire

Council leader says hope on the horizon, but more to be done

There is now hope of better times ahead, says the Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council as Covid-19 cases continue to fall.

Today, the Welsh Government has announced that lockdown will continue with alert level four restrictions remaining in place for another three weeks, in attempt to drive cases down even further.

At the moment, the rate of infection in Carmarthenshire stands at 187 per 100,000 of the population (correct as at 9am 28/01/21) – slightly higher than the all-Wales average.

The vaccination programme is also gathering pace, with 17,677 people in the priority groups called receiving their first dose of the vaccine – that’s 9.4 per cent of Carmarthenshire’s population (correct as of 28/01/21).

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of the Council, said that hope is now shining brightly on the horizon, but echoed calls for people to continue adhering to the rules.

“It’s very encouraging to see an improving picture in Carmarthenshire, but it’s clear that more needs to be done,” he said.

“There are too many families across the county still affected by Covid-19 – those that have lost people they love, those that are fighting for their health, and those that are missing their friends and family.

“By working together as a collective effort, we are making a difference. Please continue doing everything possible to protect each other – please stay at home and only venture out if it is essential.”

(Lead image: Jeff Connell)


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