Five more die in Wales from virus, 674 infected

World | 17 Oct 2020 11:55 pm

Five more people have died with coronavirus and 674 have tested positive, according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales, the BBC reports.

There have been 1,708 deaths reported to PHW since the start of the pandemic.

Among the latest cases, Cardiff has seen 117 people test positive, with 58 in Rhondda Cynon Taff, 54 in Bridgend, 50 in Swansea and 40 in Wrexham.

On Friday, 8,849 tests were carried out across Wales.

Three of the deaths were in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board area in south-east Wales, with two in the Betsi Cadwaladr area in north Wales.

A total of 641,367 people have been tested for coronavirus in Wales, with 606,688 testing negative, according to the daily figures.

Seventeen areas in Wales have seen local lockdown restrictions put in place, affecting more than two million people.

PHW's figures mostly involve hospital deaths and only include cases when the virus has been confirmed in a laboratory test.

The figures do not include deaths of residents from Powys in hospitals in England, although these are included in Office for National Statistics data.

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