Latest coronavirus update from the Welsh Government (dated yesterday) is:
· The Welsh Government has delivered its key promises to the people of Wales in the face of one of the most difficult periods of government in modern history, First Minister Mark Drakeford said today: https://gov.wales/we-have-and-will-continue-to-deliver-for-wales-first-minister
Minister Vaughan Gething has published a written statement about how student
nurses are deployed: https://gov.wales/written-statement-student-nurse-deployment-wales
and play at alert level four – frequently asked questions: https://gov.wales/childcare-and-play-alert-level-4-frequently-asked-questions
February, schools and colleges, including special schools and alternative
provision and childcare and play settings will have access to rapid-result
tests for staff to conduct twice weekly testing at home to help identify people
carrying the virus without displaying symptoms, reducing the risk of
o Asymptomatic testing in schools – guidance: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-asymptomatic-testing-schools-and-colleges
vaccination programme – weekly updates: https://gov.wales/covid-19-vaccination-programme-weekly-updates
· Technical Advisory Group: Consensus Statement on Testing in the Context of Vaccination Associated with Care Homes: https://gov.wales/technical-advisory-group-consensus-statement-testing-context-vaccination-associated-care-homes
figures published by Public Health Wales today show there have been 351 newly
reported cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 197,021 confirmed cases of
coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.
o Very sadly, there were
10 deaths reported by Public Health Wales today. The total number of deaths
reported by Public Health Wales is 5,011.
o These figures are updated daily at: https://public.tableau.com/profile/public.health.wales.health.protection#!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary
of people who have received a Covid vaccine in Wales is being published
every weekday by Public Health Wales.
o The latest figures show
628,760 people have received their first dose
o And 3,491 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 29 January 2021.
o The cumulative number
of deaths involving Covid-19 in Welsh residents was 6,843.
o Of the deaths
registered in the week ending 29 January, there were provisionally 361 deaths
involving Covid-19. This was 86 fewer than the previous week. The number of
registered deaths involving Covid has declined for two successive weeks.
o Unlike Wales, the
number of deaths involving Covid increased in England for the most recent week.
o For the period 29
February 2020 to 29 January 2021, there were a total of 5,302 excess deaths (18%)
above the five-year average.
o The excess death rate
for Wales for this period was lower than in England.
o ONS figures are
different to those recorded by Public Health Wales as they record all deaths in
to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus
symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a
loss or change in smell or taste.
have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, you must self-isolate at
home for 10 days from when your symptoms started.
about self-isolating: https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
o Do not go to a GP
surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
o 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
o You should continue to
isolate while waiting for a test result.
question about what to do if you’ve got coronavirus? Visit https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
to find the latest information
about the new national measures in place in Wales is available at: https://gov.wales/alert-level-4
about Covid-19 vaccines? Visit: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-information/
join Wales’ vaccination team? https://gov.wales/join-covid-19-vaccination-team
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.