The total number of people in Wales who have now tested positive for coronavirus has exceeded 9,000 after Public Health Wales confirmed a further 178 cases on Sunday.

The total number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Wales now stands at 9,078, although the true number of cases is likely to be much higher.

A further 14 deaths in hospitals have also been reported in Wales, bringing the total to 788. This figure does not include deaths in care homes or in the community. Analysis of figures from the Office of National Statistics suggests the true deaths total is likely to be 50% higher.

This is a drop from the 23 deaths reported yesterday.

The figures from Public Health Wales also show that the number of tests carried out in Wales yesterday was 775.

Where the deaths have been reported in Wales:

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The total number of UK deaths following positive tests surpassed 20,000 on Saturday.

On Sunday, another 336 deaths in England were announced and a further 18 in Scotland.

As at 2pm on Sunday, there have now been 20,457 deaths recorded in the UK.

Where coronavirus cases have been reported in Wales:

The latest figures come on the fifth lockdown weekend. Despite tougher exercise restrictions to cut down on unnecessary travel, there were scenes yesterday of people using Cardiff parks for barbecues and even riding horse and carts.

Options for how the country might emerge from lockdown are being explored by the UK government and could include socialising in “bubbles”.

The proposal would not automatically apply here but Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has said he would prefer to continue a four-nation approach when it comes to easing lockdown.

The plan, which is also being discussed in Scotland, would mean we could soon be allowed to meet up with 10 of our closest family or friends in order to socialise in small “bubbles”.

The move would widen the current “stay-at-home” advice for people living in England to include meals and other social activities with close relatives and friends.

It would also mean couples who do not live together can spend time together.

“Clusters” would only be allowed to include one or two households and they would not be allowed to mingle with anyone else.

While the First Minister in Wales has said he prefers a four-nation approach to relaxing any restrictions, he has not been drawn on whether he thinks such a move is a good idea or not.


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