First coronavirus-related death confirmed in Wales

And 30 more cases were announced this morning

The first coronavirus related death has been confirmed in Wales, earlier today. A 68-year-old man from Wrexham in North Wales has passed away, bringing the UK’s death rate to 36.

As well as this, Public Health Wales has confirmed 30 more cases in Wales, bringing the total to 124.

The regional breakdown of COVID-19 shows that Swansea is the county with the highest ratio of cases at 23. So far, Cardiff has 11 confirmed cases.

However, this number could be far higher as not everyone with symptoms is being tested anymore. Testing is now being prioritised for those already in hospital or with underlying conditions making them ill.

Dr Giri Shankar, of 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.”

This could mark the end of going out for the foreseeable future, as clubs are under mounting pressure to temporarily close.

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