A patient in Wales suffering from Covid-19 has died, Wales’ chief medical officer has announced.
The unnamed patient was a 68-year-old man who had underlying health problems and was being treated in Wrexham.
Wales chief medical officer Dr Frank Atherton said: “It is with regret that today I am confirming a patient in Wales has sadly died after contracting Covid-19.
“I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected.
“The patient, who had underlying health conditions, was 68 years old and was being treated at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”
First Minister Mark Drakeford said he was “deeply saddened”.
He said: “My heartfelt condolences are with their family and friends.
“We continue to work hard to respond to this fast changing situation, as the impact of the virus continues to increase in the days and weeks ahead.”
Thirty new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed today by Public Health Wales.
Caerphilly County Borough has three new cases bringing its total to 14.
Latest information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Most cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) seem to be mild.
Coronavirus is a viral disease that can cause coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. It can be more severe in older people, those with weakened immune systems and some long-term conditions like diabetes or cancer.
Source: Public Health Wales