Second person in Wales dies after contracting coronavirus

A second person in Wales has died after contracting coronavirus.

The patient, who had underlying health conditions, was 96 years old and was being treated at Morriston Hospital.

Wales saw its first coronavirus-related death on Monday after a 68-year-old patient with underlying health conditions died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Dr Giri Shankar, leading Wales' response to coronavirus, said: “The public has a crucial role to play in containing the spread of the virus.

“By following the latest advice, you will protect yourself, protect the most vulnerable, and delay and flatten the peak, which will reduce the pressure on NHS Wales and minimise the impact of the virus.”

On Tuesday there were 136 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales. Credit: PA Images

Twelve new positive tests of coronavirus in Wales were confirmed by Public Health Wales on Tuesday.

Dr Giri Shankar said this is likely to be an underestimate as testing is only taking place within hospitals.

50,442 people have been tested in the UK as of Tuesday morning, of which 48,492 were confirmed negative and 1,950 were confirmed as positive. The latest confirmed number of deaths are yet to be announced.

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