Number of new coronavirus cases in Wales rises by twelve

Twelve new cases have tested positive for coronavirus in Wales, Public Health Wales confirmed.

There are now 136 confirmed cases in Wales. 1,950 tested positive in the UK as of Tuesday afternoon.

The number of new cases being confirmed in Wales has dropped since Monday, when thirty new cases were announced.

Dr Giri Shankar, leading the outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said this is likely to be an underestimate.

Wales saw its first coronavirus-related death on Monday. The patient was 68 years old and had underlying health conditions.

The patient who died on Monday was being treated at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for underlying health conditions.

What is happening today?

The Prime Minister is due to announce new measures to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than £200m to help small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak has already been announced.

It comes as businesses have warned measures to prevent the virus spreading could lead to their closure.

How has advice changed?

On Monday Boris Johnson announced stricter measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

He urged people to avoid unnecessary social contact and stay away from pubs, bars, clubs and theatres.

Those considered high-risk will soon be asked to stay home for a period of up to three months to prevent them catching the virus.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said the "dramatic" measures will "delay and flatten the peak" of coronavirus and protect more vulnerable people.

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