Covid-19: Four new cases and one death in North Wales

FOUR new coronavirus cases and one death have been confirmed in North Wales in the last day, the latest data shows.

Public Health Wales Figures released on Saturday show that three of the cases were confirmed in Wrexham, with the county borough’s total now standing at 1,351 – with it having the third highest number of cases out of any local authority in Wales.

The four new cases in North Wales takes its total to 4,688, and the one confirmed coronavirus related death in the last day taking the region’s total to 405.

To date, the total number of people in Wales who have died after testing positive for coronavirus stands at 1,578.

So far, 263,489 people have undergone coronavirus tests in Wales.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The Welsh Government has announced changes to the lockdown measures effective from Monday 10 August, which will enable indoor swimming pools, gyms, fitness studios and leisure centres to re-open premises.

Physical distancing and enhanced cleaning measures must be undertaken.

“Children’s indoor play areas will also be able to re-open their doors, however areas such as ball pits, which aren’t able to be easily cleaned, must remain closed.

“In light of the fine weather forecast this weekend, Public Health Wales continues to remind the public that they have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus by always sticking to social distancing guidelines – staying two metres away from others, and washing hands regularly. When travelling you should also avoid car sharing with people outside your household.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey