DATA on NHS Wales activity was announced by NHS Wales Chief Executive Andrew Goodall at a press conference today, Thursday (Apr 23).
The data reads as follows:
· The number of confirmed cases has stabilised at between 300 to 400 a day for the past two weeks.
· But this varies across Wales – there are higher rates in South Wales, in Aneurin Bevan, Cardiff and Vale and Swansea Bay health board areas.
· Around one in three tests are positive.
· There is evidence of lower numbers of people with coronavirus in intensive care.
· Today, all our health boards are continuing to report their status as green or level one.
· We have around 10,000 hospital and community beds routinely available on any day in Wales.
· About 47% of our acute hospital beds are currently empty.
· There are 773 people with confirmed coronavirus in acute hospitals today and a further 335 suspected cases – this is lower than last week.
· We have 393 available critical care beds this week. More than half are empty and available.
· One in three intensive care beds are occupied by people with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.