More than 7,000 people test positive for coronavirus in Wales as latest death toll is announced – North Wales Live

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A further 41 have died after testing for in , bringing the total number to 575.

Wales today recorded 334 known cases, meaning 7,270 people have tested positive for the in Wales, although the actual number is likely to be much higher.

has 62 new cases, bringing the total number to 741 in .

Since the outbreak began, 45 people have tested positive in , 105 in Conwy, 161 in Denbighshire, 157 in Flintshire, 130 in and 143 in .

Dr , Incident (-19) outbreak at Wales, : “ Wales continues to fully the extension measures, which is essential to avoid reversing the gains we have made in slowing the spread of this , protecting our , and saving lives.

“Novel Coronavirus () is still circulating in every part of Wales, and the single most action we can take in fighting the virus is to at . We want to thank each and every person across Wales for doing their bit to slow the spread of the virus.

“While emphasising the importance of staying at home, we also want to reinforce the from NHS Wales that urgent and for physical and are still open and accessible.

“For , if your is unwell and you are concerned you should seek help. If you have urgent dental you should still call your . If you have a health complaint that is worrying you and won’t away, you should call your practice. If you or a member are seriously ill or injured, you should dial or attend your nearest .

“Public Health Wales is working with our partners in Welsh , the wider NHS in Wales, the nations and others to monitor and respond to the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales.

“This includes working with the of testing for COVID-19, and we welcome its latest recommendations in the critical testing , published today. It is vital to ensure we the right people, at the right , in the right place, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“We are encouraging everyone to download the COVID-19 Symptom , which has been by the Welsh Government. The allows users to log daily symptoms to help build a clearer of how the virus is affecting people. For more information, including how to download the , visit

“Public Health Wales is working to address the negative impact of COVID-19 on the , mental and physical wellbeing of people in Wales. The new How are you doing? The campaign is now live and offering practical advice from

“We know that staying at home can be hard especially when the is nice, but members of the public must adhere to social rules about staying at home, and away from others, introduced by the UK and Welsh Government. These rules are available on the Public Health Wales website.

“People no longer need to contact NHS if they think they have contracted Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information about the symptoms to out for is available on the Public Health Wales website, or members of the public can use Wales, symptom checker.

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