No deaths and small amount of new virus cases confirmed for Wales in latest COVID figures

NO new deaths have been recorded in Wales, and an incredibly small number of new cases were identified in the most recent data.

There have now been almost 34,970 lab-confirmed cases of the virus identified from the combined counties since the outbreak of the pandemic – after more incidents were confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) in the latest figures released on April 27.

PHW confirmed that just seven of the latest 33 Welsh cases came from the northern region.

They can be broken down as such:

• Anglesey – One (1.4 per 100,000 population)

• Conwy – 0 (0 per 100,000 population)

• Denbighshire – 0 (0 per 100,000 population)

• Flintshire – 0 (0 per 100,000 population)

• Gwynedd – Two (1.6 per 100,000 population)

• Wrexham – Four (2.9 per 100,000 population)

BCUHB stats:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of April 27 – 34,969

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 944 people have sadly died since the start of the pandemic, according to PHW data.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which are considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus, and which are based on all deaths where COVID is mentioned on the death certificate, stand at 1,388 for the health board area.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 33 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 211,354 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were no reported deaths on Tuesday, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus remains at 5,548 in Wales.

Headline figures show that, across Wales, over 1.78m people have had their first COVID-19 jab. Of that figure, over 700,000 have completed the two-dose treatment.

This is what Public Health Wales has to say:

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, gave a statement following more rules being relaxed in the country.

He said: “Welsh Government has announced that from yesterday, pubs, cafes and restaurants in Wales can reopen to customers outdoors.

“Up to six people from six households are able to meet, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Outdoor attractions, such as zoos and theme parks, can also reopen.

“Wedding receptions and funerals can again be held outdoors at regulated premises with up to 30 people. Organised outdoor activities, such as sport activities limited to 30 people, are also able to resume.

“From Monday, May 3, supervised indoor activities for children can resume, along with indoor organised activities for up to 15 adults (such as exercise classes and swimming lessons), and community centres can reopen.

“People should observe social distancing when meeting with others from outside their household or support bubble. The rules on meeting other people indoors remain unchanged.”

Dr Shankar also gives a warning that we should not let our guard down just yet.

He said: “We would like to remind the public that Coronavirus is still circulating in our communities and a large number of people have not been fully vaccinated.

“It is therefore vital that people observe social distancing, where face coverings when in indoor spaces, and wash hands regularly. These actions will help to prevent transmission of the virus.”

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno