Another person died after being infected with coronavirus in Wales.
Public Health Wales (PHW) confirmed on Tuesday 4th August that there was a new death after a positive laboratory test for Covid-19.
This means that the total number of laboratory confirmed Covid-19 deaths has increased to 1,566 since the outbreak began. The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which deals with North Wales, recorded the lonely death.
Public Health Wales had 13 visits in July (6th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th July) and no new deaths were reported once in August this year 3.
However, this does not necessarily mean that no one died from the virus with this particular data, as it can take several days for a death to be officially logged.
So-called "true" death tolls, published by the National Statistics Office (ONS) and covering deaths everywhere and suspected coronavirus, showed that by July 24, 2,503 people had died from coronavirus in Wales.
According to ONS, there were seven deaths with Covid-19 in the week ending July 24, up from eleven the week before. This is the lowest reading since the week ending March 20, when two deaths were registered.
In the meantime, PHW announced on Tuesday that the number of laboratory confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Wales increased by 22 to raise the total to 17,361
Flintshire had the most positive cases at four, followed by Conwy, Vale of Glamorgan and RCT at three. Ceredigion had two new cases, while Monmouthshire, Newport, Gwynedd, Wrexham, Cardiff, Powys and Neath Port Talbot had one. All other local authorities had no new cases.
Despite a testing capacity of over 15,000 a day in Wales, only 4,661 took place on Monday 3rd August.
Where the new cases of Covid-19 were reported today
Cumulative number of deaths reported in Wales
The latest statistics were released after a press conference by the Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan.
She described the corona virus as "much more than a health crisis" because it affects "every area of our life and economy".
"Going to a concert, vacationing on the beach, eating with friends – these are some things that we used to take for granted," she said.
"And while I am pleased that we are now able to enjoy many of these things again, it is the result of all our efforts to protect public health and support these sectors.
"In addition to introducing public health measures, the Welsh government has acted quickly to protect businesses across Wales, including cultural, sports and hospitality organizations, from some of the worst effects of the corona virus."
Baroness Morgan highlighted how the Welsh government helped, including setting up a £ 1.7 billion business support package to complement the support offered by the UK government.
"This meant that businesses in Wales had access to the most generous aid in the UK," she said.
She also said that 600 tourism and hospitality businesses have now received over £ 14m in loans and grants, while a £ 53m cultural recreation fund has been set up to support theaters, music venues, heritage sites, museums , Libraries, galleries, events and festivals to support independent cinemas.
"All of this is critical to protecting businesses, organizations and livelihoods across Wales. Recent figures show that our Economic Resilience Fund alone has helped protect some 75,000 Welsh jobs," she added.
"Many more will be protected if we continue to support these sectors and represent the UK government in the interests of Wales."
Baroness Morgan ended her briefing with a strong message about how coronavirus rules are enforced in Wales.
"Most of us abide by the law and help prevent the virus from spreading. In conclusion, however, I would like to say this to the small minority of people and businesses that do not: we will take action to break the rules in To enforce Wales.
"Ignoring legal requirements to minimize the risk of coronavirus spreading on the premises cannot be an option. We work with local authorities, environmental health agencies, national park authorities, and the police to ensure that measures to ensure our safety are followed.
"We also have enforcement powers that allow us, local authorities, and the police to take action when some people's behavior poses a threat to other people's health. Changes to these powers this week mean that certain premises will be closed if necessary. " ""
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As of Wednesday, patients who feel they need urgent treatment at A&E at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff will be asked to call ahead.
The CAV24 / 7 service is introduced to maintain social distancing and overcrowding in the emergency room.
Anyone who feels they need to visit A&E but have no life-threatening illness or injury is asked to call 0300 10 20 247, where their details will be accessed by a trained answering machine.
You will then receive a call back from a clinician for urgent needs or an hour for less urgent needs within 20 minutes to "triage" the patient.
The clinician, most likely either a nurse or a medic, will then give the patient a time frame to visit the emergency room if it is deemed necessary.
However, you can choose to send the patient to a minor injury department, a family doctor or pharmacist, or even tell them to stay at home, depending on their condition.
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