Three more people die from coronavirus in Wales as case number increases by only 26

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The number of people who died after contracting a coronavirus in Wales has increased by three, it was reported.On June 30, Wales Public Health confirmed that the total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic had reached 1,510.

But since it can take two or three days for death reports to reach the confidence of the NHS, not all newly reported deaths have occurred in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the number of laboratory-confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Wales increased by 26, bringing the total to 15,743.

Merthyr Tydfil recorded nine of these new positive cases, most from all local authorities, followed by Wrexham with five and Cardiff and Conwy with three.

A total of 12 local authorities reported no new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, including Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, RCT, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

And even if the test capacity is 12,300 per day in Wales, only 3,339 were carried out on Monday June 29.

New cases of coronavirus reported in Wales today

Cumulative number of deaths reported in Wales

The latest figures were released following a press conference with Minister of Health Vaughan Gething who provided an update on the situation in Wales.

He began by announcing that a Covid-19 patient based at Llandough University Hospital has become the first in Wales to receive “antibody transfusion” treatment.

The revolutionary treatment uses blood plasma taken from people who have already recovered from Covid-19.

Their plasma is then transfused to other coronavirus patients to help them fight the infection faster.

“It has great potential to help the critically ill recover,” said Gething.

The minister added that dentists and optometrists are now offering additional services as part of their gradual return to normality.

But he said they still weren’t able to offer routine appointments.

“We are honestly and practically examining the evidence as to when we can make further advances,” he added.

“I recognize that better access to all NHS services has a real benefit, and blocking and restrictive measures are detrimental. ”

The Minister also provided an update on the two outbreaks of coronaviruses in meat processing plants in North Wales and the ongoing incident in South Wales.

He confirmed that 216 people tested positive at the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni, Anglesey, which remains closed.

In addition, 237 people have the virus at Rowan Foods in Wrexham where more than 1,100 people have been tested.

And at Kepak in Merthyr Tydfil, 130 positive tests have been confirmed since April, including 101 out of the 810 people tested last Saturday.

“We are closely monitoring any signs of wider spread in the community,” he said.

“The increase in number is not an indication that there is transmission beyond the people employed in these factories. ”

Gething said he released new guidelines last week to prevent such epidemics from happening again in the future.

Primary care clinicians have expressed concern that some preschool children are not getting their routine immunizations on time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There are reports of parents and caregivers refusing invitations to go to their general surgery because of fears of a potential infection.

Asked if this could lead to a resurgence of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough in the future, Mr. Gething said, “We want to give people the confidence to enter health facilities .

“Failure to ensure that children and young people receive the proper vaccinations means that there is a much greater risk of harm per se.

“This is also an important factor to take into account when the seasonal flu campaign begins. It will be even more important this year that people eligible for the NHS flu vaccine take it, protect themselves and their loved ones. ”

Last year, the UK lost its measles-free status to the World Health Organization (WHO), and Gething said it was due to a drop in adoption in England.

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