Five more schools in Cardiff confirm cases of coronavirus

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More than 20 schools in Cardiff have now confirmed cases of coronavirus since they re-opened in September.

Some of the most recent cases have been seen at primary schools including Mount Stuart Primary, Danescourt Primary, Albany Primary, St Albans Primary and Moorlands Primary.

At Mount Stuart Primary, 60 pupils and nine members of staff had to go home after a pupil in Year 1 tested positive for the virus.

Two members of staff at Moorland Primary are self-isolating, and a reception pupil at Danescourt Primary has also tested positive for Covid-19.

Nine members of of staff and 52 pupils have been identified as close contacts at Danescourt Primary.

At Albany Primary a Year 1 pupil tested positive, which led to 24 pupils and four members of staff being sent home.

In addition, 28 pupils from Year 1 and Year 2 and four staff members have been identified as close contacts to a positive case at St Albans Primary.

The news comes after four schools in Cardiff confirmed positive cases on Tuesday.

Cardiff Council has now released a list of all the schools in Cardiff that have been impacted by Covid-19 since schools re-opened, but said some schools will now be back at full capacity after pupils and staff returned from isolation.

So far all the schools in Cardiff that have been affected by Covid-19 include:

  • Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern

  • Roath Park Primary

  • Ninian Park Primary

  • Ty Gwyn Special School

  • Bryn Deri

  • Whitchurch High

  • Llanishen Fach Primary

  • Greenway Primary School

  • Mary Immaculate

  • Whitchurch High School

  • Fitzalan High School

  • St Marys RC Primary School

  • Whitchurch High School

  • Lansdowne Primary School

  • Mount Stuart Primary School

  • Cathays High School

  • Whitchurch High School

  • Moorland Primary School

  • Danescourt Primary School

  • St Albans Primary School

  • Albany Primary School

  • Oakfield Primary School

  • The Hollies Special School

Wales has seen a huge leap in the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus this week as well as two new deaths.

Figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) show that there were 389 new cases of Covid-19 recorded on Wednesday, September 23 – significantly more than the 281 on Tuesday.

That is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since April 9, close to the peak of the pandemic when 391 were recorded.



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