Four more people die from coronavirus in Wales

Four more people have died from coronavirus in Wales, Public Health Wales has confirmed.

The total number of people to die from the virus is now at 16.

Further details on the patients and where they were being treated have not yet been released.

Public Health Wales also confirmed 71 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases in Wales to 418.

But Public Health Wales warned the real number of cases here ''is likely to be higher.''

The total cases of coronavirus by health board are:

  • 47 in Swansea Bay

  • 220 in Aneurin Bevan

  • 15 in Betsi Cadwaladr

  • 84 in Cardiff and Vale

  • 21 in Cwm Taf

  • 16 in Hywel Dda

  • 11 in Powys.

"Four further deaths of individuals who have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported to us, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 16," Dr Giri Shankar from Public Health Wales said.

"We offer our condolences to the family and friends affected, and we ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality."

The Welsh Government is writing to all GPs and vulnerable individuals in Wales with details of the latest shielding guidance, he said.

Over the weekend it was confirmed seven people had died after contracting coronavirus.

Five of the deaths were in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, one in Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, and one in Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

Hundreds of cars have been seen in car parks and along the roads in Snowdonia.

People have been warned they face a tough crackdown by the Welsh Government if they refuse to self-isolate and continue with non-essential travel during the coronavirus crisis.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said it is important members of the public do not ignore the advice from medical experts to prevent further deaths.

Mr Drakeford's warning comes as local authority leaders and tourism bosses urged people to stay away from popular west Wales holiday destinations.

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