COVID-19 UK Update: 89 new coronavirus cases in wales

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COVID-19 UK Update: 89 new coronavirus cases in wales
COVID-19 UK Update: 89 new coronavirus cases in wales

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There have been 89 new coronavirus cases in Wales, taking the UK total to over 4,000.

It is the largest increase in Wales so far and takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 280.

One was in North Wales under Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) bringing the total to eight.

The Aneurin Bevan health board area saw 53 news cases, total – 145; Cardiff and Vale 22, total 51; Swansea Bay 7, total 41, Hywel Dda 3, total 14, Cwm Taf 2, total 9; and Powys one, total nine.

There is also one “to be confirmed” and two “resident outside Wales” cases.

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “89 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 280, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.

“Three people in Wales who tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have now died.

“We are working closely with health boards, NHS 111 and the Welsh Government to develop systems so that NHS Wales and members of the public have appropriate access to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. Based on careful risk assessment, a phased rollout of testing will commence starting with health care workers involved in frontline patient facing clinical care.

“Testing capacity is being expanded and is currently prioritised for patients, health care workers involved in frontline patient facing clinical care, and others where recommended by health board medical directors. As our testing capacity increases, further guidance will be issued on those who are eligible for testing.

“Members of the public should follow the latest public health advice.”

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