Seven more people have died from the coronavirus, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 69, Public Health wales have confirmed.

It said there are 112 further cases of the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,563, however the true number is ''likely to be higher.''

On Monday, the number of cases rose by more than 200, however Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Coronavirus outbreak at Public Health Wales, said although the number today is lower, it ''should not be considered a trend.''

112 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,563, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. While today’s number of cases is lower than numbers previously reported, this should not automatically be considered a trend as case numbers can be subject to daily fluctuation.

Dr Giri Shankar, Public Health Wales

He also urged people to continue to stay home, as it is the ''single most important action'' we can all take in fighting Coronavirus, protect the NHS, and save lives.

The Health Minister voiced his disappointment after a deal for testing kits had fallen through.

A regional breakdown of the confirmed cases shows the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has 590 confirmed cases, the highest number of any health board in Wales.

Cardiff and Vale has 375 confirmed cases, while Cwm Taf has 189.

As the number of cases continue to rise, the Health Minister was questioned about testing for the virus in Wales.

It comes after he announced that a deal for testing kits had fallen through which would have seen around 6,000 tests taking place every day. However, that number has now fallen to around 1,100 following the collapsed deal.

Both he and the First Minister voiced their disappointment after it had fallen through.

In hispress conference on Tuesday, Vaughan Gething said he would not be naming the company involved with the deal. Instead he said the focus must be on providing more tests with the resources available.He also said over 1300 former health and social care staff have come out of retirement and returned to work to help with coronavirus response. He said around 22,000 people in Wales signed up to volunteer.

You can watch the press conference below: