Latest Covid-19 updates from the Welsh Government are:
- The Chief Medical Officer for Wales’ statement about the 21-day review of the coronavirus regulations has been published today at https://gov.wales/chief-medical-officer-statement-21-day-review-28-may-2020
- Updated – frequently asked questions about the amended coronavirus regulations: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance
- Education Minister Kirsty Williams has published a written statement about the young person’s mental health toolkit: https://gov.wales/written-statement-launch-young-persons-mental-health-toolkit
- The weekly testing update is available at https://gov.wales/testing-weekly-update-2-june-2020-coronavirus
- The Office for National Statistics has today published its weekly figures about the number of deaths in England and Wales, including the number of deaths from coronavirus. These figures are different from those published by Public Health Wales as they include all deaths in all settings and cover a different time period.
- The provisional number of deaths from all causes in Welsh residents in the week ending 22 May was 692; this was 80 fewer than the previous week. Of these, there were 134 deaths involving coronavirus. This was just under one in five (19%) of all deaths, and 46 lower than the previous week.
- Many of Wales’ local authorities are now embarking on the first phase of resuming library services – with a Click and Collect service.
- All the library services of local authorities have continued to offer resources throughout the crisis, such as e-books and e-magazines through the Digital Library. Welsh Government provided £250,000 towards digital library resources which enabled public libraries to provide additional resources during the crisis and has led to Libraries seeing a dramatic increase in the number of individuals accessing digital resources.
- Public Health Wales has today confirmed a further 67 cases of coronavirus in Wales today bringing the total number of cases to 14,121 – the real figure will be much higher.
- Sadly, there were a further seven deaths reported by Public Health Wales today, bringing the number of confirmed coronavirus deaths reported by Public Health Wales to 1,354.
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
- 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/1267780527655841798