Covid-19: 99 new cases across North Wales

NEARLY 100 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed across North Wales in the last day, the latest data shows. 

Public Health Wales figures released on Sunday (October 4) show that 99 new cases have been confirmed in the region. 

A total of 29 cases were in Flintshire, 26 in Gwynedd, 20 in Wrexham, 14 in Denbighshire, 13 in Conwy and two on Anglesey. 

Regarding the five case disparity between Public Health Wales’ North Wales total (99 cases) and that of the county breakdown (104 cases), a Public Health Wales spokesperson said: “All data we publish are provisional and subject to constant refinement and reconciliation. For example, the figures may be adjusted to remove duplicates, or if a record is re-assigned to a different area if the post code was incorrect.”

Across Wales as a whole, 320 new coronavirus cases were confirmed, with a further 112 Welsh residents currently outside of Wales also testing positive in the last 24 hours. 

No new coronavirus-related deaths have been registered in Wales in the last day, leaving the country’s total at 1,630. 

Dr Giri Shankar 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 apply 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 are now also seeing an increase in cases in Gwynedd and for that reason we to urge people to continue to follow the public health guidance: self-isolate when asked to do so, stay two metres away from others, and wash your hands regularly. These actions are essential in reducing spread of the virus, protecting older and vulnerable people, and keeping Wales safe.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey