Latest figures reveal 154 people died from coronavirus in Wales

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Another 13 people have died in the past 24 hours from a coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of deaths to 154.

The latest figures were released Saturday by 2 p.m. by Public Health Wales, confirming an additional 387 cases, which means that 2,853 people have tested positive for Covid-19 so far.

Dr. Chris Williams, incident response director for the epidemic, said, “We offer our condolences to the affected families and friends.”

Although the number of confirmed cases in Wales is 2,853, the actual number was probably higher, he said.

Dr Williams said Public Health in Wales has performed more than 13,000 tests for Covid-19 on more than 11,000 people since the start of the epidemic.




He added: “Covid-19 is now in circulation in all parts of Wales.

“The most important action we can all take to fight the coronavirus is to stay home to protect the NHS and save lives.

“We know staying at home can be difficult and we want to thank everyone across Wales for doing their part to help slow the spread of the virus.”

He said that members of the public must respect the rules of social distancing to stay at home and away from others.

People no longer need to call NHS 111 if they think they have contracted a coronavirus.

Information on the symptoms to look for is available on the Wales Public Health website, or members of the public can use the NHS Wales Symptom Checker.

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Dr Williams said, “The public plays a very important role in slowing the spread of the infection.

“By strictly following the latest measures, you will protect yourself, the most vulnerable and help reduce pressure on the NHS Wales and minimize the impact of the virus.”

A new Chinese study has shown that smokers with Covid-19 are 14 times more likely to develop “severe” disease.

Wales Public Health encourages all smokers who wish to quit to use the advice and telephone support of the NHS Wales Help Me Quit free of charge on 0800 085 2219.

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