Intensive care doctor back treating patients at Royal Gwent after contracting coronavirus

An intensive care doctor has spoken about being back at work after contracting coronavirus.

Dr David Hepburn, who works at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, said he was pleased to be back treating patients as he spoke about how the intensive care ward at the hospital has breached its capacity.

In a video posted by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Dr Hepburn said, "It's great to be back at work with all these lovely people around me - I'm really pleased to be able to treat patients again. It looks like we're going to have a very busy few months."

He went on to say how they have been treating patients on ventilators in operating theatres as the intensive care wards filled up.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board has seen the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales at 766.

Dr Hepburn's colleague Dr Ami Jones, told ITV News on Monday how they are treating "very sick and very young patients."

She said they are prepared to exceed their critical care capacity by six times, to treat the sickest patients with Covid-19.

Dr Hepburn said he believed he caught the virus through colleagues at work, or possibly "someone out in the street".

He released a video while he was recovering at home where he told people not to underestimate the severity of the virus.

Dr Hepburn said the virus left him feeling