Coronavirus: First case confirmed in Wales bringing UK total to 17

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Wales, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 17, the Welsh Government said.

Wales' chief medical officer Dr Frank Atherton said: "I can confirm that one patient in Wales has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

"All appropriate measures to provide care for the individual and to reduce the risk of transmission to others are being taken.

Read More
'Highly likely' Scottish coronavirus case is already here
A case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Wales. Picture: PA
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"I'd like to take this opportunity to assure the public that Wales and the whole of the UK is well prepared for these types of incidents. Working with our partners in Wales and the UK, we have implemented our planned response, with robust infection control measures in place to protect the health of the public."