NORTH Wales Fire Service has confirmed that one of their staff has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The service sent their best wishes to the male staff member who is currently being treated in hospital.

North Wales Fire Service said: "Our thoughts are currently with our fire and rescue colleague who is receiving hospital treatment for the coronavirus.

"We send him best wishes and are supporting his family at this difficult time and we hope that he recovers soon.

"Please respect the family’s privacy."

North Wales Fire Service has made calls for people to reduce the demand by taking care in the kitchen and halting controlled burning.

Yesterday, Public Health Wales said that 112 more people had tested positive for coronavirus in Wales.

In North Wales the figure of confirmed cases is expected to rise over 90 today.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “112 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,563, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. 

“It should be noted that while today’s number of cases is lower than numbers previously reported, this should not automatically be considered a trend as case numbers can be subject to daily fluctuation.

“7 further deaths have been reported to us of people who had tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the number of deaths in Wales to 69.

“We offer our condolences to families and friends affected, and we ask those reporting on the situation to respect patient confidentiality.

“Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.  The single most important action we can all take in fighting Coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS, and save lives.

“We know that staying at home can be hard, and we want to thank each and every person across Wales for doing their bit to help slow the spread of the virus.”