Latest Welsh Government coronavirus update (dated yesterday) is:
- An emergency bill to ensure the next Senedd election can happen safely, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has been introduced before the Senedd by the Welsh Government: https://gov.wales/new-bill-to-manage-senedd-election-during-covid-pandemic-introduced
- Written statement: https://gov.wales/written-statement-welsh-elections-coronavirus-bill
- Guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable https://gov.wales/guidance-protecting-people-defined-medical-grounds-clinically-extremely-vulnerable-coronavirus
- Creating safer spaces: https://gov.wales/creating-safer-public-places-coronavirus
- Latest testing data: https://gov.wales/testing-data-coronavirus-covid-19
Coronavirus in numbers
- The latest figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 537 newly reported cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 189,689 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Very sadly, there were 49 deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 4,610.
- These figures are updated daily at: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
- The number of people who have received a Covid vaccine in Wales is being published every weekday by Public Health Wales.
- The latest figures show 312,305 people have received their first dose
- And 639 people have received two doses of the vaccine
What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus
- The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change in smell or taste.
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you must self-isolate at home for 10 days from when your symptoms started.
- Guidance about self-isolating: https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- You should arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus once you are self-isolating. You can book a test at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test
- You should continue to isolate while waiting for a test result.
- Got a question about what to do if you’ve got coronavirus? Visit https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
Where to find the latest information
- Information about the new national measures in place in Wales is available at: https://gov.wales/alert-level-4
- Public Health Wales provides a daily update about the number of cases of coronavirus in Wales. It is available at: https://covid19-phwstatement.nhs.wales/
- Information about coronavirus is available on the Welsh Government’s website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus and https://llyw.cymru/coronafeirws
- Questions about Covid-19 vaccines? Visit: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/ and https://gov.wales/vaccine-coronavirus
- Information about support for businesses is available at the Business Wales website https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/
- The Welsh Government holds a regular media briefing about coronavirus. These are on-the-record, on-camera and supported by a BSL interpreter. These are held at 12.15pm and live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel.
o Today’s press briefing was held by Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton and Dr Rob Orford, the Welsh Government’s chief scientific adviser for health. You can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1354402384739323913