A further 24 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Wales today, bringing the country’s total to 170.
Dr Robin Howe, incident director at Public Health Wales, said the true figure was likely to be higher.
He said: “As has been reported previously, two people in Wales who tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died.
“Novel Coronavirus is now circulating in every part of Wales, and this is reflected in the Welsh Government decision yesterday to close schools in Wales.”
Dr Howe also said testing capacity was being expanded and is being prioritised for patients and frontline healthcare workers.
Public Health Wales are no longer giving updates broken down by local council.
As of yesterday, there were 2,626 confirmed cases in the UK with 71 recorded deaths.
Updated guidance from Public Health Wales on Covid-19
- People who live with others should stay at home for 14 days if they, or anyone in their household, has either a high temperature or a new and continuous cough
- People who live alone should stay at home for seven days if they develop a high temperature or a new and continuous cough
- Everyone should avoid non-essential contact with others and unnecessary travel
- Everyone being asked to work from home where they possibly can, and avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues
- People over 70, and vulnerable groups of any age will be asked within days to be shielded from social contact for several weeks
- Caerphilly Castle to be lit up blue for NHS workers
- Rugby club to mark 100th anniversary by opening clubhouse
- Police will “take action” over people ignoring coronavirus advice
- Gerald Jones MP: “The past few weeks have seen some of the most difficult and unprecedented times”
- Council takes measures to enforce social distancing among bin collectors
- Keeping Education Going