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  • Wales: Covid-19 cases and news - 11,468 cases; 1,116 deaths

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/w...-case-17830182
    A person has tested positive for coronavirus in Wales, marking the country's first case.

    This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 17. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Frank Atherton, said: “I can confirm that one patient in Wales has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
    Last edited by kiwibird; April 16, 2020, 07:06 AM.
    “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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    The first case of coronavirus in Wales has been confirmed by Public Health Wales.

    Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton said one patient had travelled back to Wales from northern Italy, where the virus was contracted.

    It means 17 people have tested positive in the UK since the virus outbreak began in China in December.

    On Thursday, Northern Ireland diagnosed its first case of coronavirus and two new cases were confirmed in England.

    The patient had travelled back to Wales from northern Italy, where the virus was contracted.
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    • #3
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-h...s-latest-live/

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      BREAKING: First case in Wales

      The first case of coronavirus in Wales has been confirmed by Public Health Wales.

      It means 19 people have now tested positive in the UK, with two more cases confirmed in England this morning.
      “The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51673068

        Coronavirus: First Welsh case among three new UK diagnoses
        4 minutes ago

        Three more cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, including the first one in Wales.

        Two new patients in England contracted the virus while in Iran, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

        Public Health Wales said it was working to identify close contacts of the Welsh patient, who is from the Swansea area and was infected in northern Italy before returning to the UK.

        The new cases bring the total number in the UK to 19...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51800298

          Coronavirus: Two more cases in Wales bring total to six
          13 minutes ago

          Health officials have confirmed a further two cases of coronavirus in Wales.

          It takes the number of cases in Wales to six.

          Public Health Wales (PHW) said the latest cases are not linked, and the individuals had travelled from different parts of Italy back to Wales.

          One patient is from the Neath Port Talbot area, the other is from the Newport area...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/w...dance-17901655


            ...There have been no deaths from coronavirus in Wales, but as of Monday evening there are 15 confirmed cases.

            The latest figures are that 634 people in Wales have been tested for novel coronavirus (covid-19)...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/h...ptoms-17906512

              Four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Wales which brings the overall total to 19.

              It includes one patient who has no history of travel to a country where the virus is circulating, and is not known to have had contact with another confirmed case.

              Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, said three of the new cases had returned to Wales from northern Italy.

              Two of those are residents in the Powys area and the other lives in Swansea.

              The other new case, a resident in the Caerphilly area, has no history of travel to a country where the virus is circulating so is likely to be the first incidence of "community spread" of the virus in Wales...

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              • #8
                Source: http://www.abergavennychronicle.com/...earchyear=2020

                Thirteen new cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Wales
                Friday, 13 March 2020 - Local People
                by Chronicle reporter

                Public Health Wales have confirmed that 13 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 38.

                Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We can confirm that 13 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Wales to 38...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/n...navirus-wales/

                  18 mins ago
                  34 new cases of coronavirus in Wales
                  By Bruce Sinclair @WTBruceS Reporter

                  THIRTY-FOUR new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Wales, as of today, March 14, bringing the total to nearly 100.

                  No new cases have been identified in Pembrokeshire.

                  Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:“We can confirm that 34 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 94.

                  “Public Health Wales is working within the phased approach to tackling the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outlined in the UK Coronavirus Action Plan - to contain, delay, research and mitigate.

                  “We are working with our partners in the Welsh Government, the wider NHS in Wales, and others now that we have entered the ‘delay’ phase. This is now not just an attempt to contain the disease, as far as possible, but to delay its spread.

                  “The advice for the public changed. People no longer need to contact NHS 111 if they think they may have contracted Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Instead, anyone who has a high temperature or a new continuous cough should stay at home for seven days. They should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-he...irus-outbreak/

                    Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


                    This statement will be updated daily at 11am
                    Updated: 13:30 Monday 16 March 2020
                    Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:
                    “The Chief Medical Officer has today confirmed the death of a Welsh resident who had tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Public Health Wales offer our sincere condolences to family and friends affected by this loss.
                    “We can confirm that this is the first death in Wales from Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The individual, who was in their sixties and had underlying health conditions, sadly passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
                    “No further details regarding this individual will be released, and we ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality.
                    “30 new cases have today tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 124.
                    “We are reminding the public that people no longer need to contact NHS 111 if they think they may have contracted Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Instead, anyone who has a high temperature or a new continuous cough should stay at home for seven days. They should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
                    “They should only contact NHS 111 if they feel they cannot cope with their symptoms at home, their condition gets worse, or their symptoms do not get better after seven days.
                    “The public has a crucial role to play in containing the spread of the virus, and we are encouraging people to wash their hands more often, and for 20 seconds. Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. This advice will help you to protect yourself and others.”

                    “By following the latest advice, you will protect yourself, protect the most vulnerable, and delay and flatten the peak, which will reduce the pressure on NHS Wales and minimise the impact of the virus.
                    * * *
                    “Public Health Wales is working within the phased approach to tackling the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outlined in the UK Coronavirus Action Plan - to contain, delay, research and mitigate.
                    “We are working with our partners in the Welsh Government, the wider NHS in Wales, and others now that we have entered the ‘delay’ phase. This is now not just an attempt to contain the disease, as far as possible, but to delay its spread.
                    “The move into the ‘delay’ phase, will include working closely with health boards, NHS 111 and the Welsh Government towards transitioning away from community testing and contact tracing. Testing will now focus on cases admitted to hospital, in line with national guidance, and based on symptoms and severity.
                    “The move away from community testing gives us greater capacity to test in hospital settings, where the most vulnerable patients will be cared for.
                    “While there is no longer a need to identify every case through community testing, we will still need to and will be able to report on Novel Coronavirus level in Wales. In a similar way to our seasonal flu reporting, we will be undertaking routine Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) surveillance which will help us understand the picture in Wales.
                    “We will therefore continue in the short term to report numbers of confirmed cases, which will give us some indication of the picture in Wales.”

                    Local Authority Number of cases on 15 March* Number of new cases Total number of cases as of 11am, 16 March
                    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 4 1 5
                    Bridgend County Borough Council 1 0 1
                    Caerphilly County Borough Council 11 3 14
                    Carmarthenshire County Council 7 0 7
                    Ceredigion County Council 1 0 1
                    City and County of Swansea 22 1 23
                    City of Cardiff Council 8 3 11
                    Conwy County Borough Council 1 0 1
                    Denbighshire County Council 0 0 0
                    Flintshire County Council 1 0 1
                    Gwynedd Council 0 0 0
                    Isle of Anglesey County Council 1 1 2
                    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council 0 0 0
                    Monmouthshire County Council 5 2 7
                    Neath Port Talbot Council 11 0 11
                    Newport City Council 7 7 14
                    Pembrokeshire County Council 2 0 2
                    Powys County Council 3 0 3
                    Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council 2 0 2
                    Torfaen County Borough Council 2 0 2
                    Vale of Glamorgan Council 1 0 1
                    Wrexham County Borough Council 1 1 2
                    Residential area to be confirmed 12
                    Resident outside Wales 2
                    Total: 124
                    *Please note that number of cases for yesterday (Sunday 15 March) have been amended to include the cases for which residential area has now been confirmed.
                    The latest information and travel advice is available from:


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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/ne...patient-wales/

                      Chief medical officer confirms death of third coronavirus patient in Wales
                      By Steve Craddock @SteveLeaderlive Chief Reporter

                      A THIRD patient who tested positive for coronavirus in Wales has died, it has been confirmed...
                      ...“The patient, aged 71, had underlying health conditions and was being treated at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.”

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/1...ing-total-230/

                        54 mins ago
                        89 new coronavirus cases in Wales, bringing total to 230
                        By Josie Le Vay
                        Coronavirus.

                        There are 89 new coronavirus cases in Wales, bringing the total number to 230, it has been announced this afternoon (Saturday, March 21).

                        Dr Chris Williams, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, has said that the true number of cases is likely to be higher...


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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/w...death-17959964

                          2 more deaths:

                          ..."The patients were a 75-year-old who died at Singleton Hospital, and a 98-year-old who died at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Both patients had underlying health conditions."..

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://infosurhoy.com/news-summary/...rted-in-wales/

                            Seven more deaths reported in Wales
                            March 22, 2020 by Denis Bedoya Leave a Comment

                            A further seven people have died in Wales after contracting coronavirus – taking the total number of deaths during the pandemic to 12...

                            ...On Sunday, health officials said another 71 people had tested positive for coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 347...

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                            • #15
                              Source: http://www.countyecho.co.uk/article....earchyear=2020

                              Number of coronavirus deaths in Wales rises to 16
                              Monday, 23 March 2020 - Health
                              County Echo Reporter
                              by County Echo Reporter

                              Four more people in Wales have died after testing positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

                              In a daily statement released today, Public Health Wales confirmed that 71 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) had been confirmed, taking the total in Wales to 418, with a total of 16 in the Hywel Dda area of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Powys.

                              Betsi Cadwaladr has 15 confirmed cases and Powys has 11...

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