Wales Confirms First Death from Coronavirus


The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr. Frank Atherton, has confirmed the country’s first death from Coronavirus.

He said the 68 years old deceased was being treated at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, but that he had an underlying health conditions.

He said: “I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected.”

Another 30 people have tested positive for the virus in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed UK cases to 1,402. More than 40,000 people have been tested so far.