Seventeen more people die after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales

Seventeen more people die with coronavirus in Wales. Credit: PA

The latest figures released by Public Health Wales have revealed that 17 more people have died from coronavirus.

Figures also show that there have been 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The numbers brings the total number of deaths here to 1,371, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 14,203, but the real number is expected to be higher.

The number of people dying weekly from the virus is dropping in Wales though, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The new figures come as Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS announced that all schools will return at the end of this month.

The decision has been met with some opposition, with a teachers' union claiming that the plan is 'risking lives'.

School changes:

  • All age groups will return to school on 29 June

  • The term will be extended until 27 July

  • There will be a phased approach, with year groups being split into groups with staggered starts, lessons and breaks

  • There will be no more than a third of pupils present at any one time

  • Smaller classes which will consist of online and classroom based teaching.