Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government (dated yesterday) is:
- Health Minister Vaughan Gething has made a statement to the Senedd about progress vaccinating people against Covid
- Updated guidance: Problems paying your rent during the pandemic: https://gov.wales/problems-paying-your-rent-during-coronavirus-pandemic
- Updated guidance: Visits to care homes: https://gov.wales/visits-care-homes-guidance
Coronavirus in numbers
- The latest figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 614 newly reported cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 193,526 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Sadly, there were seven deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 4,782.
- 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 439,640 people have received their first dose
- And 1,066 people have received two doses of the vaccine
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today published statistics on provisional weekly deaths, including deaths involving Covid-19, for the week ending 22 January.
- The cumulative number of deaths involving Covid-19 in Welsh residents up to 22 January was 6,473.
- Of the deaths registered in the week ending 22 January 2021, there were provisionally 447 involving Covid-19. This was 42% of all deaths and 20 fewer than the previous week. This was the third highest number of deaths involving Covid registered in a week since the pandemic began.
- For the period 29 February 2020 to 22 January 2021, there were a total of 5,130 excess deaths (17%) above the five-year average.
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.