2 new deaths and 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Wales

August 05, 2020

Sadly two new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Wales during the past 24 hours. Public Health Wales have also confirmed 14 new cases of the virus.

10 of the 14 new cases were in North Wales including 6 in Wrexham, 2 in Flintshire and 2 in Denbighshire.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

“11 new cases of Coronavirus were identified in the Wrexham community, following four days of testing at easy-access community testing centres in Hightown and Caia Park.

“We’re reassured by the numbers, which appears to indicate that transmission is significantly lower than thought.

"It’s also important to note that in many of the cases it was possible to identify a likely chain of transmission. As a result, we do not believe there is a large amount of hidden transmission in the community.

“Confirmed cases have been contacted through the Test, Trace, Protect process and provided with additional advice for themselves, their household and other contacts.

“We want to thank the community for their response. Not only those that came forward for testing, but also individuals who have been contact traced and shown a willingness to follow the advice and protect their communities."