Covid-19: Welsh Government Update

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Latest updates

  • The latest information published by Public Health Wales shows have been a further 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus bringing the total to 16,887 in Wales, although the actual number will be higher.
  • Public Health Wales has reported one further death today bringing the total in Wales to 1,546.

What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus

  • The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss of smell or taste.
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for seven days from when your symptoms started.
  • If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for seven days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
  • If you have coronavirus symptoms:
    • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
    • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household.
    • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
    • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser.
    • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after seven days, use the 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call 111. In a medical emergency dial 999.
  • For information about testing, including to book a test:
  • For more advice visit

Where to find the latest information

    • From the week beginning July 20, the Welsh Government press conference will be held every Tuesday and on the Fridays following the 21-day review of the coronavirus regulations.
    • First Minister Mark Drakeford held today’s press conference – you can watch again at: