OVER 150 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales, the latest data shows.
Public Health Wales figures released on Saturday (February 6) show that 152 new cases were confirmed in the region between February 4 and 5.
Infection rates in the west of the region are growing, in contrast to what’s happening in north east Wales where they’re falling.
A full breakdown of new cases is as follows:
- Anglesey – 17 (Seven-day infection rate of 142.8)
- Conwy – 27 (Seven-day infection rate of 104.1)
- Denbighshire – 6 (Seven-day infection rate of 103.5)
- Flintshire – 41 (Seven-day infection rate of 233.8)
- Gwynedd – 27 (Seven-day infection rate of 66.6)
- Wrexham – 34 (Seven-day infection rate of 272.1)
Sadly, a further 49 people who had tested positive for coronavirus died in Wales between February 4 and 5 – taking the country’s confirmed total of suspected coronavirus-related deaths to 4,961.
Over half a million people in Wales have now received at least one dosage of the coronavirus vaccine.
Dr Chris Williams, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Although the data currently shows that on an all-Wales level the numbers of cases are reducing and that the incidence is now below 130 cases per 100,000 population, the rates in some areas – particularly in North Wales – are still at more than double that.
“The pressure on our hospitals is still severe, so it is extremely important that everyone sticks to the rules and stays at home as much as possible.”
“We continue to work to identify and investigate cases of variant coronavirus in Wales. To date, 13 cases of the South Africa variant have been identified in Wales. Multi-agency investigations continue into two separate cases that do not have clear links to international travel. There are no cases of the variants associated with Brazil.”