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WQ81291 (e) Tabled on 15/10/2020

Will the Welsh Government give examples of the various scenarios under which positive cases would be included in the resident outside Wales category in the COVID-19 confirmed case data for Wales published daily by Public Health Wales?

Answered by First Minister Answered on 23/10/2020

There are a number of scenarios that account for the resident outside of Wales category in the COVID-19 confirmed case data published daily by Public Health Wales.  Examples include:

  • Individuals who are admitted to a hospital in Wales and are tested for COVID-19 through the NHS Wales lab, however the individual’s home address is outside of Wales.  
  • Individuals who are tested because they work in a health and social care environment in Wales and have their test processed through the NHS Wales labs, but again, have a residential address outside of Wales.  
  • University students who are currently residing in Wales and have been tested in a Welsh testing centre, but who have a family address outside of Wales which has been used when completing their details for a test. 
  • University students who historically reside in Wales but are currently attending University outside of Wales and have included their home address when completing their details for a test.

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