Public Health Wales (PHW) has today registered 162 new known cases, which means that 12,304 people have tested positive for the disease in Wales, although the actual number is likely to be much higher.
The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council has 69 new cases, more than any other Welsh Health Council, bringing the total to 2,082 in North Wales.
The number of deaths in the board of health area is 196, but that number does not include some deaths in the community.
Since the start of the epidemic, 157 people have now tested positive in Anglesey, 402 in Conwy, 405 in Denbighshire, 382 in Flintshire, 333 in Gwynedd and 403 in Wrexham.
The total number of suspected Covid-19 deaths across Wales, reported to PHW, is now 1,203.
In recent days, there has been an acceleration in the number of cases in the six counties of North Wales.
A road map outlining how Wales could break the coronavirus lock has recently been released.
Prime Minister Mark Drakeford announced the traffic light roadmap, “Unlocking our society and our economy: Keep the conversation going,” as part of a “cautious” approach to easing the blocking measures.
What is the NHS Heroes campaign?
The NHS is the best of us. We watch them with admiration as they work tirelessly to care for us in these unprecedented times. We never relied on them any more. We never needed to thank them more and that is the goal of our Help For Heroes initiative.
You can show how much you appreciate their efforts by sending them a little love, on our Thanks A Million card https://www.thanksamillionnhs.co.uk/ Just add your support message and send a heart to your code area postal. You can zoom in on the map to see how many people in Britain’s communities support it and read other messages. If you are a member of the NHS staff, you will also find a section dedicated to discounts and reduction offers, just for you.
But aside from appreciation, the NHS also needs our help – from PPE to food to keep them going on shifts, medical supplies and more – money can make a big difference. So we launched NHS Heroes Help From Home – a national fundraising campaign for our first line of the NHS, in which everyone can participate.
How it works
- Donate to NHS Heroes Help From Home from just £ 2
- As a thank you, everyone who donates will be entered into the NHS Heroes Weekly Raffle
- The winners are announced every Thursday at 8:05 p.m.
- If you are a winner, choose to keep your prize or gift to an NHS hero of your choice
- For more information, visit: https://donate.thanksamillionnhs.co.uk/ or click on the link on the Thanks a Million card to go directly to the donation site.
Where do the funds go:
The funds raised are intended for the appeal of the NHS Charities COVID-19, set up by NHS Charities Together. The donations will help care for the immediate well-being of our frontline NHS heroes and will provide essential long-term mental health support.
94% of all donations will go to the COVID-19 call from NHS Charities Together. The remaining 6% will cover payment processing costs.
Dr. Robin Howe, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Response (COVID-19) at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales welcomes the Minister of Health’s announcement yesterday of the expansion Coronavirus testing for all residents and staff in nursing homes.
“In conjunction with the Welsh government’s” Test, Trace, Protect “strategy released last week, Public Health Wales will continue to work in partnership with our communities, the Welsh Government, the wider NHS and the local government of Wales to focus on protecting the health of Wales as we support the implementation of the strategy.
“We have worked hard to increase our testing capacity, and as of Monday 11 May 2020, our capacity was 5,330 tests per day in Wales. We know there is more to do as demand increases, and we will continue to increase this capacity. .
“The Welsh government announced on Friday 8 May that the foreclosure arrangements will continue in Wales for another three weeks: in Wales home orientation remains that wherever you can you must stay at home .
“Although we appear to have peaked in Wales, the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is still circulating in all parts of the country.
“The most important action we can all take to fight the virus is to stay at home, and we thank everyone across Wales for doing their part to help slow the spread of the virus.
“Wales Public Health continues to support the implementation of the critical worker testing policy to ensure that we make full use of the current testing capacity in Wales, ensuring that the right people are tested , at the right time, in the right place, to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We encourage everyone to download the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Study app, which has been supported by the Welsh government.
“The app allows users to record daily symptoms to help build a clearer picture of how the virus affects people. For more information, including how to download the app, visit covid.joinzoe.com. “
Howe added that people no longer need to contact the NHS 111 if they believe they have contracted Covid-19, with symptom information on the PHW website, or using the NHS symptom checker Wales.
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