Wales sees no new coronavirus deaths for the fifth time this week and the eleventh time this month

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Wales recorded no new coronavirus deaths for the fifth time this week. Public Health Wales (PHW) announced on Saturday July 25 that the number of laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 deaths since the start of the epidemic remained at 1,548.There have now been no new deaths reported by the NHS Trust on 11 occasions this month (July 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25).

However, this does not necessarily mean that no one has died with the virus on these specific dates, as it can take several days for a death to be officially recorded.

Meanwhile, PHW said the number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus in Wales increased by 30 to bring the total to 17,105.

Wrexham recorded the most positive cases with 11, followed by Cardiff and Flintshire with four each.

Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Neath Port Talbot have not had any new cases.

Despite a testing capacity of 15,000 per day in Wales, 5,865 were used on Friday 24 July.

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The latest figures were announced on the day it was confirmed that campsites and tourist accommodation with shared facilities, like hotels, could reopen.

On Monday, July 27, cinemas, museums and beauty salons are also expected to open and a new rule making it mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport comes into force.

The following businesses can open their doors on Monday:

  • beauty salons
  • nail salons
  • tattoo shops
  • cinemas
  • game rooms
  • museums and galleries

Cumulative number of deaths reported in Wales

Public Health Wales has confirmed that there have been no other cases of coronavirus associated with an outbreak at the 2 Sisters factory in Anglesey.

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Response to the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘The total therefore remains at 221 cases linked to the outbreak. The fact that no new cases have been registered is a positive sign. , and indicates that the control measures were effective.

Since the start of July, the amount of coronavirus transmission in Welsh hospitals has fallen to almost zero across much of Wales, but there has been a sharp increase in hospital transmission in the Welsh region. Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board for the past two weeks.

Last week, 31 people caught the virus in hospitals run by the health board while there for reasons unrelated to the coronavirus. The rest of Wales only saw five.

Gill Harris, executive director of nursing and midwifery at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said: ‘Although the number of COVID-19 cases in North Wales is currently low, over the past two weeks there are has had an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Wrexham area.

“We ask people to continue to avoid entering our hospitals with symptoms of COVID-19 and to avoid going to the emergency department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital unless it is necessary. We are now actively encouraging patients, the public and staff to wear masks or masks in public spaces at all Health Council locations. More information on this will follow in the coming days.

“COVID-19 is very contagious and it can be difficult to prevent the spread of the virus and although we have taken various measures, we are appealing to the public for their support as we all have a role to play in preventing the virus from spreading. spread of the virus. infection. We ask our communities to continue to maintain good hand hygiene and observe social distancing advice.

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