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Seven more people die in Wales with UK total now 240

by LLB Reporter
22nd Mar 20 10:43 am

Public Health Wales have confirmed that seven more people have died in the country, bringing the UKs total coronavirus deaths to 240.

Chief medical officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton said, “It is with deep sadness I can confirm a further seven deaths of patients in Wales who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

“This takes the number of deaths in Wales to 12.”

He added: “My thoughts are with their families and friends, and I ask that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.”

All those patients had underlying health conditions and were in the high-risk category.

Five people had died at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, one at Nevill Hall Abergavenny, and one at the Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil.

London is the epicentre and accounts for more than a third of deaths in the UK with an increase in deaths of 19, the capital has had 90 deaths so far.

Eight of the deaths were at one hospital, the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

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