Eight people dead and six fighting for life in major coronavirus outbreak at wales hospital

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Eight people have tragically died and six more are fighting for their lives after a major coronavirus outbreak at a hospital in Wales.

The cases of Covid-19 at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Rhondda Cynon Taf have doubled in a week to 82 despite the area of Taf being on a local lockdown.

The trust confirmed they are now taking robust action to tackle the flare up.

Six people are currently in a critical condition and are fighting for their lives within the intensive care unit as cases increase.

The hospital have suspended all adult surgeries and emergency patients are being diverted to other hospitals for treatment.

The trust has said only a small number of urgent cancer cases will receive treatment.

Some of the 82 cases coronavirus cases have ben linked to the hospital itself.