Covid in Wales: Critical care patients in single figures


The average number of patients with Covid in critical care in hospital in Wales has dropped into single figures for the first time since last summer.

There has been a daily average of nine patients in the last week on critical care or on ventilation with Covid.

It is the lowest total since mid-July.

Wales is set to scrap its remaining Covid restrictions from 28 March, the Welsh government announced last week – the last part of the UK to totally lift its coronavirus rules.

Eight of the Covid patients in critical care on Monday were in Cardiff.

The other one, in the Hywel Dda health board area of mid and west Wales, was being treated primarily for something else.

Nearly 80% of patients with positive tests for Covid in acute beds are in hospital primarily for treatment for another condition, according to Digital Health and Care Wales figures..

In Hywel Dda, there were no Covid patients at all in acute beds who were being treated “actively” for the virus.