16 new cases of coronavirus reported across North Wales

16 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in North Wales, health chiefs have said.

Public Health Wales has confirmed 30 new cases of the virus have been reported across Wales.

The total number of cases reported within the Betsi Cadwaladr Universiity Health Board area now stands at 4,487 with; 1,255 in Wrexham, 779 in Denbighshire, 712 in Conwy, 697 in Flintshire, 589 in Gwynedd and 455 on Anglesey.

Public Health Wales also confirmed that no new deaths have been reported across Wales.

In the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area, the total number of deaths (of hospitalised patients in Welsh Hospitals or care home residents where covid-19 has been confirmed with a positive laboratory test) stands at 375.

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We continue to caution and remind the public and business-owners that we all have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus by always sticking to social distancing guidelines – staying two metres away from others, and washing hands regularly. When travelling you should also avoid car sharing with people outside your household.

“Anyone with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 infection – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of smell or taste (anosmia) – must self-isolate and seek an urgent test.

“Confirmed cases must isolate for seven days, with members of their household isolating for 14 days until the risk of passing on further infection has gone. Combined, these simple but effective actions will ensure the virus does not spread.

“An Outbreak Control Team continues to monitor for cases associated with the workforce at Rowan Foods, and part of its work is to constantly review its data on cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

“As part of this process we are investigating cases within the Wrexham area through the Test Trace Protect process. This work naturally includes identifying where we believe transmission may be occurring, and identifying local clusters of cases.

“The Food Standards Agency advise that it is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus from food. Coronavirus is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey

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