A SECOND person in Wales has died after contracting Covid-19, it is been confirmed.

The 96-year-old, who had underlying health conditions, was being treated at Morriston hospital.

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said, “I’m sorry to report that a second 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."