First coronavirus patient to leave intensive care at Prince Charles Hospital receives round of applause from staff

Hospital staff gathered to applaud as a patient became the first with coronavirus to leave intensive care at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

Jeff Cope, 60 from Merthyr Tydfil was admitted to hospital on 3rd April and was put on a ventilator.

Almost two weeks later, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board posted a video online showing Mr Cope, who is the father-in-law of Cardiff Blues rugby player Matthew Morgan, being moved in their bed whilst staff stood clapping.

One member of staff takes what appears to be Mr Cope's wedding ring out of a container and places it back on his finger.

Patients with the most severe coronavirus symptoms are treated in intensive care.

Cwn Taf Health Board currently has 988 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the third highest out of all seven Welsh health board areas.

Staff wearing protective masks and aprons can be heard cheering.

A&E workers at the Prince Charles Hospital previously released a video of themselves dancing to Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' in order to boost staff morale.