THE cluster of coronavirus cases at a Wrexham food plant has been declared an outbreak as 70 people test positive.

After additional testing yesterday, 70 cases have been confirmed.

These are all related to the Rowan Foods Ltd plant in Wrexham, either staff or members of their households.

The factory remains in operation.

Today, at the Welsh Government media briefing, Health Minister Vaughan Gething said Wales was dealing with two outbreaks at meat processing plants in Wales, at Wrexham and Llangefni, as well as a small cluster of cases at a plant in Merthyr Tydfil.

"These outbreaks reinforce the need for all of us to take coronavirus seriously. It has not gone away. There is no room for complacency," said Mr Gething.

The Health Minister said there are daily outbreak control meetings in North Wales to manage both the Anglesey and Wrexham outbreaks.

He added that he met with unions representing the workforce at the two plants and agreed a set of wider actions, focusing on workforce wellbeing.

A meeting will be held later this week with the sector, unions and employers.