Third person dies in Wales after contracting Covid-19

A third person who tested positive for coronavirus in Wales has died, it has been announced.

The 71-year-old patient had underlying health conditions and passed away at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

The deaths of two other people in Wales, aged in their 60s and 96, had also been announced earlier this week. Both had underlying health conditions.

Dr Frank Atherton, the chief medical officer for Wales, said: “I’m very sorry to report that a third patient in Wales who tested positive for Covid-19 has sadly died.

“I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected.

“The patient, aged 71, had underlying health conditions and was being treated at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.”

Earlier this week, the Welsh Government’s health minister Vaughan Gething said he was self-isolating himself for 14 days after his son developed a cough.

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