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Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update

27th May 2020

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today published statistics on provisional weekly deaths, including deaths involving COVID-19, for the week ending 15 May. During that week, there were 138 deaths involving COVID-19 in Wales, which accounts for 21.4% of all deaths that occurred in Wales that week. This compares to 209 COVID-19 deaths the previous week, which accounted for 28.5% of all deaths in Wales week ending 8 May.

These figures are different to those published by Public Health Wales because of different reporting methods and timing. Specifically, Public Health Wales' figures reflect individuals who were confirmed as COVID-19 positive through testing, whereas ONS' figures are made up of deaths that mention COVID-19 anywhere on the death registration.

ONS statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/ peoplepopulationandcommunity/ birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/ deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/ latest

Data Cymru has released a set of dashboards which provides more detail on the ONS data, updated weekly: https://www.data.cymru/covid19/mortality

Figures issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on the number of deaths in Powys attributed, either wholly or in part to COVID-19, as at May 26 was 84.

Public Health Wales has today reported a further 141 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of cases to 13,556, with 272 cases in Powys although the figure is likely to be much higher.  

 

More information from Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

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