Coronavirus in Wales: 19 additional deaths, 291 new cases


NINETEEN more people died of coronaviruses in Wales in the past 24 hours, which means that the total number of deaths has exceeded 200.

Public Health Wales also reported 291 new cases of covid-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 3,790.

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Council – which covers Gwent – has seen an increase of 57 new cases, which means there are now 1,160 cumulative cases in the region.

At Gwent, Caerphilly experienced the largest increase, with 15 new cases, followed by Newport with 13 cases.

Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen witnessed 12, 10 and 7 new cases, respectively.

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The largest increase is in the Swansea Bay Health Board area, where 78 new cases have been reported, bringing the total to 490.

A total of 212 people died from coronaviruses in Wales.

Dr. Giri Shankar, incident director for the response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at Public Health Wales, said:

“We offer our condolences to the families and friends concerned, and we ask those who report the situation to respect patient confidentiality.

“Public Health Wales has performed more than 15,000 tests for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on more than 13,000 people since the start of this epidemic.

“The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in all regions of Wales. The most important action we can all take in the fight against the coronavirus is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

“We would like to thank everyone across Wales for doing their part to help slow the spread of the virus. “


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