Posted: 02.05.20 at 10:56 by The Editor
New figures released yesterday (Friday, 1 May) show that 22 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Barry since the pandemic began.
The figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show, for the first time, deaths at a local level for people who have contracted Covid-19.
The full breakdown of deaths caused by the disease in the local area is:
• Barry West - 10
• Palmerston - 5
• Gibbonsdown - 3
• Barry Dyfan & Illtyd - 2
• Barry East - 2
In Lower Penarth and Sully, another three deaths have also been confirmed. As well as in the Rhoose & Airport postcode where another two have been recorded.
The figures for the wider Vale of Glamorgan area showed that only four new cases were recorded yesterday from a cumulative total of 522.
The latest total deaths recorded by the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is 168.
Across the country, there have now been 27,510 coronavirus-related deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.
Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We seem to have passed the peak and flattened the curve of new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales which appears to be an indication of the effectiveness of lockdown measures.
''We are currently working with Welsh Government to determine the best approach for when the lockdown is eventually eased.
“In the meantime, social distancing rules remain in effect. Public Health Wales fully supports the Welsh Government’s revised stay-at-home regulations. The message has not changed, anyone can get coronavirus, anyone can spread it. Stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives.''