Latest updates on the coronavirus situation from the Welsh Government issued yesterday (Tuesday) are:
- Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales’ statement about shielding in Wales: https://gov.wales/statement-deputy-chief-medical-officer-wales-dr-chris-jones-coronavirus-shielding
- Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales have been awarded £3m by the Welsh Government to support national resilience capabilities and the response to national emergencies https://gov.wales/3-million-given-fire-and-rescue-authorities-help-response-national-emergencies
- Weekly testing update: https://gov.wales/testing-weekly-update-23-june-2020-coronavirus
- Re-opening places of worship guidance https://gov.wales/guidance-reopening-places-worship-coronavirus-html
- ONS has today published weekly figures for the number of provisional deaths in England and Wales and an analysis of deaths from coronavirus between March and May in England and Wales.
- The analysis shows nine out of 10 people who died from coronavirus had at least one underlying condition – dementia and Alzheimer’s disease were the most common.
- When age is taken into account, the rate of deaths in this period due to coronavirus was 210.3 per 100,000 people in England and 193.3 per 100,000 people in Wales.
- The analysis is published at https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsinvolvingcovid19englandandwales/deathsoccurringinmay2020
- ONS’ weekly report shows the provisional number of deaths from all causes registered in Welsh residents in the week ending 12 June was 574 – this was 126 fewer than the previous week and 14 fewer than the five-year average. This is the first time since mid-March that weekly deaths have been below average.
- Of the deaths registered in the week ending 12 June, there were provisionally 57 deaths involving coronavirus in Wales. This was 10% of all deaths, and 43 fewer than the previous week. The number of weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus has fallen for the past seven weeks and is now at its lowest level since the end of March. ONS figures are different to those published by Public Health Wales as they include all deaths in all settings.
- Public Health Wales has today confirmed 98 new cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 15,295, although the actual number will be higher.
o Sadly, there were five further deaths of people with confirmed coronavirus reported by Public Health Wales today, bringing the total reported by Public Health Wales to 1,483.
Where to find the latest information
- Public Health Wales provides a daily update about the number of cases of coronavirus in Wales. It is available at: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/
- Information about coronavirus is available on the Welsh Government’s website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus and https://llyw.cymru/coronafeirws
- Queries about support for businesses, including about eligibility for the Economic Resilience Fund? Visit the Business Wales website https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/
- If you can help the effort to produce PPE in Wales please visit https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/provision-critical-equipment-and-personal-protection-equipment-ppe
- Want to know when and where to wear a face mask? https://gov.wales/face-coverings-frequently-asked-questions
- Want to make your own face covering? https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-06/how-to-make-a-3-layer-face-covering.pdf
- The Welsh Government holds a daily media briefing about coronavirus. These are on-the-record, on-camera and routinely supported by a BSL translator. They will be held at 12.30pm every week day. They are live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel and are broadcast live on BBC One Wales and S4C.
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething held today’s press conference – you can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1275389585208430592