Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government (dated yesterday) is:
- Join with us, and help to become part of the solution by taking the vaccine and encouraging others in your communities to do so – Health Minister Vaughan Gething and Deputy Minister Jane Hutt’s message to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in Wales: https://gov.wales/join-us-and-help-become-part-solution-taking-vaccine-and-encouraging-others-your-communities-do-so
- The Welsh Government has taken the Wales and Borders rail franchise into public ownership to protect services, safeguard jobs, and deliver infrastructure improvements in light of the ongoing challenges of coronavirus: https://gov.wales/welsh-rail-franchise-now-public-ownership
- £29m extra support for further education students to help them complete their vocational qualifications this summer: https://gov.wales/29-million-extra-support-further-education-students
- Need help paying your mortgage during the pandemic? https://gov.wales/problems-paying-your-mortgage-during-coronavirus-pandemic
Coronavirus in numbers
- The latest figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 610 newly reported cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 196,670 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
- Very sadly, there were 12 deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths reported by Public Health Wales is 5,001.
- 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 603,976 people have received their first dose
- And 2,792 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, broadcast on BBC One Wales and live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel.
o Health Minister Vaughan Gething held today’s press conference. You can watch again at: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1358751653277495296
o The slides used in today’s press conference are available at: https://gov.wales/slides-and-datasets-minister-health-and-social-services-coronavirus-briefing-8-february-2021