High-risk workers from ethnic minorities could face “certain death” from Covid-19 without urgent action, a doctors’ association has said.

The UK government launched a review after research suggested Covid-19 has a disproportionate impact on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people.

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) said Wales should take steps “very quickly”.

The Welsh Government said the UK review would inform its planning and response.

Data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) suggests that 34% of critically ill coronavirus patients are from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

The research is based on 3,300 patients from intensive care units across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In the 2011 Census, around 4% of people in Wales described themselves

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