Coronavirus UK Updates: 12 more COVID-19 deaths brings death toll to 1203 in Wales

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Coronavirus UK Updates: death toll rises by 310 with 24,701 new cases confirmed
Coronavirus UK Updates: death toll rises by 310 with 24,701 new cases confirmed

12 people with coronavirus have died in Wales, Public Health Wales have confirmed.

A total of 1,203 people have now died from the virus in Wales, and 12,304 people have been diagnosed with the virus in Wales, after 162 new cases were also confirmed.

Incident director Dr Robin Howe said: “We have been working hard to increase our testing capacity.”

He said Public Health Wales welcomed Saturday’s announcement by Health Minister Vaughan Gething regarding the extension of coronavirus testing to all care home residents and staff.

In Wales, 49,284 individuals have been tested, with 57,977 tests carried out in total. Of those, 36,980 were negative.

Cases per 100,000 people

Last week, the Welsh Government published a Test, Trace, Protect stratgey.

Dr Howe said Public Health Wales would continue to work in partnership with the Welsh Government, communities, the wider NHS and local governent.

He added: “As of Monday, May 11 May, our capacity was at 5,330 tests a day in Wales. We know there is more to do as demand increases and we will continue to ramp up this capacity.”

Yesterday, 1,743 tests were carried out.

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