Coronavirus deaths in Wales rise by 32 bringing total to 495

There have been 32 further deaths from coronavirus in Wales bringing the total number of people who have died from the disease to 495.

However the real figure is thought to be far more as not everyone has been tested.

Public Health Wales also confirmed that a further 284 people have tested positive for the virus. 6,401 people have the virus in Wales, but it said the true number is likely to be higher.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said the virus "is now circulating in every part of Wales. The single most important action we can all take in fighting the virus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS, and save lives. We want to thank each and every person across Wales for doing their bit to help slow the spread of the virus."

On Wednesday, Wales saw its highest death toll in a day so far as 60 people were confirmed to have died from coronavirus.

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The UK is now in the fourth week of isolation under government guidelines.

Officials say epidemic is ‘probably’ reaching a peak in the UK but it is too soon to start lifting restrictions.

Dr Andew Gooall confirmed a third of all critical care beds in Wales are taken up by people with coronavirus. Credit: ITV Wales

At today's Welsh Government news conference, NHS Wales' chief executive, Andrew Goodall said, "One in three critical care beds are occupied with people with coronavirus"

Mr Goodall confirmed all health boards in Wales continue to report their status as green or level one, which means they are able to manage demands on their services.

He added there are 940 people with confirmed coronavirus in hospital today and a further 395 suspected cases (1335 in total), while NHS Wales have increased their critical care capacity further again to 399 beds this week.

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