Six more people die from coronavirus in Wales, while 63 new cases have been reported

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Six other people died after being tested positive for coronavirus in Wales, according to the latest figures. The total number of deaths among people with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus since the start of the epidemic has reached 1,425, Wales Public Health said on Thursday.

Another 63 cases of the virus were also confirmed, a jump of 38 new cases reported on Wednesday.

Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases in Wales has reached 14,581.

Where today’s new cases have been reported

Daily public health figures in Wales for coronavirus deaths reflect the number of people who have been reported to have died with laboratory confirmed coronavirus. As it can take two or three days before news reaches them, not all deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours.

With 15 new cases of virus, Cardiff has reported the highest number of new cases from any other local authority in Wales and has become the only local authority to reach double digits.

Five local authorities – Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Merthyr Tydfil, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire – have not registered any new cases.

The new figures come as NHS Wales general manager Dr Andrew Goodall revealed that the positive rate for coronavirus testing has dropped to less than 2% across the country.

He said there are currently 885 patients linked to Covid-19 in hospital beds, which is less than last week.

However, that remains the equivalent of three large hospitals full of patients.

Currently, 32 people are being treated in intensive care, the lowest number since March 25, he said. About 60% of intensive care beds are empty and available.

In addition, around 7,000 people in Wales have been released after being admitted to Covid-19, he said.

Asked why Wales is not lifting measures outside of the three-week review process, Dr Goodall said, “We have a clear process in place. ”

He said it is a political process to be led by the Prime Minister.

He said that from the NHS perspective, there is a need to continue to take a cautious approach, especially to ensure that we can continue to provide services to the NHS.

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He added that there is also a need to find a balance where damage can be caused, by the virus itself and by broader factors.

Asked how locking decisions are made, Dr. Goodall said, “We put a lot of emphasis on the R number.”

But he stressed that it was not the only factor.

“There are areas I keep an eye on,” he said.

He said that while we see fewer patients in hospital beds, it is “very striking” that we have three hospitals full of patients in Wales.

He said he also thinks the drop in transmission rates in the community is significant, adding that this is a good sign that we have seen pressure from intensive care reduced by about 80% since the peak.

He said it was a “balance”.

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