"Stay at home" over the holiday as 22 new local cases reported

May 22, 2020

There have been 138 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Wales during the past day according to the latest from Public Health Wales.

In a week that has seen cases of the virus see a sharp increase in North Wales another 45 cases were reported including 5 in Conwy and 18 in Denbigshire county. Overall Wales has seen 12,984 cases of the virus since PHW began recording the information.

The death toll in Wales currently stands at 1,254 with 7 of these newly reported in the past day.

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

“With the upcoming Spring Bank Holiday, Public Health Wales reminds the public to continue to adhere to Welsh Government’s restrictions on non-essential travel, caravan and campsites, hotels, B&Bs and holiday accommodations, as well as the limited access to our national parks.

"We also remind owners of second homes in Wales to act responsibly and to avoid traveling to these homes until restrictions have been lifted.

“Social distancing rules remain in effect. Public Health Wales fully supports Welsh Government’s revised stay-at-home regulations. The message has not changed – anyone can get Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), anyone can spread it. Stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives."