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Six more deaths confirmed as coronavirus cases rise to 921 in Wales

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A six further people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of deaths across the country to 34.

Public Health Wales said a further 180 people tested positive for the virus - the highest number in a day so far. It brings the total number of confirmed cases to 921, however it said the number is ''likely to be higher.''

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said around 5,000 tests have been carried out in Wales to date.

He also urged people to stay home to help protect the NHS fight the virus.

We offer our condolences to families and friends affected, and we ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.

The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS, and save lives.

– Dr Robin Howe, Public Health Wales.

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Coronavirus: Everything you need to know

Officers have the power to enforce rules on staying at home and avoiding non-essential travel

On Friday, the First Minister signed into law new public health regulations strengthening police enforcement powers in Wales.

It allows police to fine people who do not adhere to government lockdown rules. Those who do not comply can be removed from where they are and returned home and fined up to £120.

When can I leave my house?

  • Shopping for basic necessities and supplies, which should be as infrequently as possible;
  • One form of exercise a day - for example, a run, walk or cycle - alone or with members of their household;
  • Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where they cannot reasonably practicably work from home.
The work is expected to be completed ''in weeks.''

Work is also taking place to build temporary hospital wards in Wales as the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise.

In Carmarthenshire, Parc y Scarlets, Carmarthen Leisure Centre and the Selwyn Samuel Centre are being prepared to be ready for NHS. It is hoped the sites will be ready for an anticipated peak in demand in May.