Coronavirus Wales deaths

A total of three new coronavirus cases in Ceredigion have been reported to Public Health Wales over the weekend.

The health agency reported one new case on Saturday, and two new cases on Sunday.

It brings the total number of cases in the county to 54.

And according to the numbers from the weekend, a total of 1,738 tests have been carried out in Ceredigion.

The ratio of positive coronavirus tests remains at 3.1%.

More cases in 2 Sisters plant

The numbers come as Anglesey sees a spike of 30 new cases reported to Public Health Wales yesterday.

This makes up for 30% of all reported cases for the country, despite the population of the island only making up 2% of Wales’ population.

It is thought that these cases are related to the 2 Sisters chicken farm, which closed its doors after a total of 158 workers at the plant have tested positive for Covid-19 so far.

The plant, which supplies chicken to KFC, as well as most major supermarkets in the UK, was forced to close following a mass coronavirus outbreak among its workers.

Five-mile rule to be dropped

It comes as Wales gets set to reopen its borders to the rest of the UK on 6 July.

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford announced on Friday that if coronavirus cases remain at the level they are currently at for the next two weeks, then the Welsh government will drop the five-mile rule that is currently in place.

“Coronavirus is not over”

Speaking at the daily briefing, Mr Drakeford said: ““We have some headroom to make a packet of changes to restrictions in Wales which will come into place over the next three weeks.

“On the third Monday of this three week cycle (6 July), we will lift the restriction to stay local as long as the evidence supports this.

“The number of deaths has been at the lowest since the lockdown began.

“Coronavirus is not over.”



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