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One in every 500 people has coronavirus in Wales

 

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said one in every 500 has coronavirus in Wales.

Speaking at Mondays Government Briefing, he said "the results from the ONS latest infection survey suggest that one person in every 500 has coronavirus in Wales and the R number is estimated to be around 1.37"

He also said the number of people with coronavirus in hospital is increasing steadily, with more than 330 people with coronavirus in hospital - up by more than 100 from last week.

In the briefing he said "we are seeing a steady increase in the number of people who are seriously ill and need intensive care treatment."

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"The NHS is implementing its plans to increase critical care capacity and transforming theatres and recovery areas into intensive care settings to treat the most seriously ill people."

"Now, more than ever we need to work and act together, to Keep Wales safe" he said.

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