Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Wales as localized epidemics under investigation

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Two deaths from coronaviruses have been reported in Wales today, bringing the total to 1,502, according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales. Figures also show that 25 new cases of coronavirus have been reported to Public Health Wales, bringing the total to 15,602.

Meanwhile, NHS confidence continues to test workers affected by the epidemic at Rowan Foods Limited in Wrexham, with 166 cases confirmed to date and that number is expected to increase.

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“We are working with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council to urgently contact just over 300 workers who have not yet had a test,” said Dr. Giri Shankar, incident manager for response to the Covid-19 epidemic at Public Health Wales.

Investigations are also underway at the site of a meat processing site in Merthyr.

New cases of coronavirus reported in Wales today

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Dr Shankar said: “A total of 29 positive verified cases have been recorded by workers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, nine of which have occurred since June 1, 2020, when Wales entered the phase to restore the COVID-19 response.

“A site visit by the health and safety officer was made and HSE officers were satisfied that Kepak Merthyr was taking all reasonably practicable steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among staff.

“The company, supported by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Council, conducts rapid and extensive staff testing.”

A total of 34 cases have been recorded on the site since April 25. There have been eight cases since the beginning of June and six people are currently sick with coronavirus.

There are also 175 confirmed cases at the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni, Anglesey, and in addition to the epidemic at the Rowan Foods factory in Wrexham, where 70 cases have been confirmed.

At the Welsh Government briefing on Tuesday, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said: “I want to reiterate that at present there is no evidence of more community transmission wide beyond these factories. ”

According to figures today, the total number of coronavirus tests that have been performed across Wales is now 175,622.

They also show that the total number of people tested stands at 134,694, an increase of nearly 1,600 since yesterday.

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