OVER 60 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales in the last day, the latest data shows.
Public Health Wales figures released on Wednesday (November 18) show that there have been 67 new cases in the region in the last 24 hours – taking the its total number of confirmed cases to 11,682.
Flintshire (148.0) and Wrexham’s (202) rate of new cases per 100,000 people in the last week remain by far the highest in North Wales, but remain significantly lower than areas of South Wales.
A full breakdown of the latest North Wales cases are as follows:
- Flintshire – 26 new cases (2,708 in total)
- Wrexham – 16 new cases (3,472 in total)
- Conwy – 11 new cases (1,665 in total)
- Denbighshire – 7 new cases (1,663 in total)
- Gwynedd – 5 new cases (1,313 in total)
- Anglesey – 2 new cases (861 in total)
Across Wales, 41 more people who had tested positive for coronavirus have sadly died in the last day – bring the country’s total number of suspected coronavirus-related deaths to 2,284.
A total of 6,918 coronavirus tests were carried out in Wales in the last day, with the total number since the start of the pandemic now over 1.3 million.
Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales strongly advises the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit the transmission of Coronavirus.
“We would remind everyone that coronavirus is still active in our communities, and therefore this does not mean a return to normality.
“We ask the public to observe the new regulations and to limit their contact with other people as much as possible so that we all work together to bring the numbers of positive cases down.
“We understand that people will want to carry on with their Christmas shopping now the fire-break has ended. We would suggest to try to visit shops during off-peak times, to always maintain social distancing and to wear a face covering if you can. Options such as ‘click and collect’ or online purchasing may also be something to consider.
“All of these actions will help to break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus, and keep people safe.”