July 5, 2022

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One more person has died with coronavirus as 19 new cases reported in Wales

One more person has died with coronavirus as 19 new cases reported in Wales

People are being urged to fully observe social distancing as Wales reported one new death with Covid-19 and 19 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Public Health Wales issued a plea to people enjoying the fine weather not to forget about washing their hands and observing the 2m distance rule as it issued the daily cases and deaths update on Saturday.

In the last 24 hours, a further 19 people have been confirmed to have Covid-19. The total number of confirmed cases in Wales stands at 17,425 and the total number of suspected coronavirus deaths reported to the national public health agency has reached 1,579, one higher than on Friday.

Incident director Dr Giri Shankar said: “In light of the fine weather forecast this weekend, [we] continue to remind the public they have a vital role in preventing the spread of coronavirus.”

He said people should stick to social distancing guidelines by staying two metres away from others and washing their hands regularly.

Those making journeys this weekend are asked to avoid sharing a car with people who are not in their household.

A total of 429,216 tests have been carried out in Wales, including 5,516 reported today. In terms of the number of individuals tested, that stands at 263,489 and 246,064 of those tested negative.

Where the positive test results were:

  • Cardiff: 3
  • Wrexham: 3
  • Monmouthshire: 2
  • Ceredigion: 2
  • Swansea: 1
  • Neath Port Talbot: 1
  • Powys: 1
  • Merthyr: 1
  • Bridgend: 1
  • Vale of Glamorgan: 1
  • Gwynedd: 1
  • Newport: 1
  • All other areas: 0

In relation to previously reported clusters in Wales, the public health body said there was no cause for concern.

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No new cases have been reported linked to  Zorba Delicacies in Ebbw Vale, where a total of eight cases and one probably case have been identified previously.

Nor have there been any significant updates on the previously reported incidents at Llangefni, Wrexham and Merthyr Tydfil.

New measures will come into force on Monday, August 10, allowing indoor swimming pools, gyms, fitness studios and leisure centres to re-open.

Those facilities are likely to look different from pre-lockdown, with measures like physical distancing and enhanced cleaning required.

Indoor children’s play areas will be able to re-open too, but areas like ball pits – which Dr Shankar says cannot be easily cleaned – will remain out of bounds.

Anyone planning to travel abroad is urged to check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website to make sure they understand whether they need to quarantine when they get home.

Dr Shankar said: “Anyone with suspected symptoms of Covid-19 infection – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of smell or taste – must self-isolate and seek an urgent test.”