UK coronavirus live: 3,105 new cases amid rise in hospital admissions and patients on ventilators

The position remains precarious. The challenges this winter will be truly extraordinary. We must be prepared for the worst.

The Welsh government’s winter protection plan, published on Tuesday, says 5,000 beds are available to ensure health boards are able to manage future waves of Covid-19 and any potential spike in emergency admissions.

This has been achieved by retaining a range of field hospitals, new hospital facilities and additional bed capacity created in existing hospital sites.