Covid-19: 76 new cases across North Wales

A TOTAL of 76 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales in the last day, the latest data shows. 

Public Health Wales figures released on Saturday (October 3) show that of these; 22 were confirmed in Flintshire, 16 in Wrexham, 16 in Gwynedd, 11 in Denbighshire, 11 and 11 in Conwy, with Anglesey registering no new cases in the last 24 hours. 

The total number of North Wales coronavirus cases now stands at 5,776 – with 426 suspected coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in the region.

Across Wales as a whole, 576 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed – with a further five people who had tested positive having sadly died in the last day. 

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales now stands at 25,420, with a total of 1,630 suspected coronavirus-related deaths across the country. 

Dr Chris Williams, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales supports the amendment to the local lockdown restrictions where households that include only one adult can now form a bubble with people from one other household in their lockdown area.

“The new coronavirus restrictions in four local authority areas in North Wales – Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham. 

“These arrangements are necessary in order to bring transmission of the virus under control in these areas. It is very important that we abide by the regulations in the areas in which we live and that we do not travel between local authority areas without a reasonable excuse. 

“We thank the public in advance for sticking to these new restrictions, which are essential in reducing spread of the virus, protecting older and vulnerable people, and keeping Wales safe.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey