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One further patient dies from coronavirus as sixty more cases are confirmed in Wales

Public Health Wales has confirmed one more patient has died from coronavirus. Credit: PA Images

One more patient has died from coronavirus in Wales, Public Health Wales has confirmed.

The total number of people to die from the virus now stands at 17.

Public Health Wales also announced 60 new confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number in Wales to 478.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 478. Credit: PA Images

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a lockdown of the UK for the next three weeks to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Under the orders, people may only leave their homes to buy food, for essential work and to exercise once a day.

Police will be given powers to break up public gatherings and even fine those who do not comply.

STAYING AT HOME

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

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Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

“60 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 478, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.

“One further death of an individual who has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported to us, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 17.

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