NEARLY 60 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales, the latest data shows,
Public Health Wales figures released on Saturday (March 20) show that 58 new cases have been confirmed in the region in the 24-hour period between March 18 and 19.
Flintshire (25) saw the highest daily increase anywhere in Wales.
A full breakdown of new North Wales cases is as follows:
- Anglesey – 10 (Seven-day infection rate of 114.2)
- Conwy – 8 (Seven-day infection rate of 63.1)
- Denbighshire – 3 (Seven-day infection rate of 35.5)
- Flintshire – 25 (Seven-day infection rate of 66.6)
- Gwynedd – 7 (Seven-day infection rate of 51.4)
- Wrexham – 5 (Seven-day infection rate of 36.0
Wales’ national seven-day infection rate currently stands at 42 per 100,000 population.
Sadly, a further six people who had tested positive for coronavirus in the last 28 days died in Wales between March 18 and 19.
This takes Wales’ total number of suspected coronavirus-related deaths to 5,482.
About 10 per cent of Wales’ population have now received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with over 1.2million having had at least one dose.
Dr Christopher Williams, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “This weekend we would like to encourage the public in Wales to enjoy sporting events, such as the Six Nations, with members of our own households only, and to avoid meeting others.
“While the level of infection across Wales has declined in recent weeks, there are still several areas which have substantially higher rates.
“It is vitally important that we don’t lose the substantial gains that have been made, and therefore I would like to send a clear message to everyone that coronavirus hasn’t gone away and there are still a large number of people who have not been vaccinated. In order to protect everyone, including the most vulnerable, everyone must stick to the rules.”