THERE have been 21 new coronavirus related deaths reported across Wales and over 1,000 new cases, latest figures show.
Data released by Public Health Wales on October 29 shows that 224 new cases were reported in the North Wales Region.
Of which include Wrexham with the highest jump of 80 new cases, Flintshire with 62, Conwy with 32, Anglesey with 19, Denbighshire with 16, and Gwynedd with 15.
The Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board sadly reported a further two deaths, taking the total to 454.
Nationally, a total of 1,375 new cases were reported in the last 24-hours and the death toll has risen to 1,848.
A full breakdown of total cases in North Wales and rate per 100k can be broken down to:
Anglesey: 753 cases with a rate of 1,075.1 per 100k
Conwy: 1,427 cases with a rate of 1,217,5 per 100k
Denbighshire: 1,397 cases with a rate of 1,459.8 per 100k
Flintshire: 2,004 cases with a rate of 1,282.8 per 100k
Gwynedd: 1,141 cases with a rate of 916.0 per 100k
Wrexham: 2,686 cases with a rate of 1,975.6 per 100k
Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Today, Public Health Wales is reporting that 21 people have lost their lives from Coronavirus. As the number of cases rise, so too does the number of people who are hospitalised, and sadly this will inevitably result in further deaths.
“These numbers demonstrate once again how serious this disease is, and why it is so important to follow the regulations of the fire-break, as well as practising social distancing.
“As Halloween approaches, Public Health Wales is publishing guidance on joining in the Halloween spirit safely while we all stay at home to protect those we care about. This will include guidance for planning activities at home and ways to connect with others remotely. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for more information over the coming days.
“Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are looking for volunteers to participate in a clinical trial studying an investigational vaccine against Coronavirus. More information is available on the vaccine trial website.
“Public Health Wales is reminding people that fire-break restrictions came into effect in Wales on Friday 23 October, and will last until the start of Monday 9 November.
“We urge the public to stick to the new rules, which are vital to help us regain control of the virus, to protect the NHS, and save lives
“Although national and local measures have made a difference, further action is now needed. Cases continue to rise in Wales, hospital admissions are increasing, including those into critical care, and sadly so are the numbers of people dying from the virus.
“Under the rules, people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes. They must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with.
“Certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close.
“Secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings will remain open.
“Face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open, subject to certain exemptions and exceptions, including on public transport and in taxis.
“More information about the new rules is available at the Welsh Government website.
“During the fire-break it is still important to look after your health, and you can you continue to attend appointments and seek help for urgent medical issues.
“Attending a booked NHS flu vaccination appointment and any of Public Health Wales’ screening clinics is a legitimate reason to travel during the fire-break.
“NHS Wales is still here to help you if you need care, and it’s important you continue to attend appointments and seek help for urgent medical issues. You can leave your home to access local health services, including your GP surgery, dentist, optometrist or other health service.
“You should phone beforehand and follow any guidance your local surgery, dentist, optometrist or health service has put in place to protect you and staff, including the need to keep 2m away from other patients.
“It’s especially important to look after our mental health and wellbeing at this time. You can find sources of advice and guidance on our website if you need some help or are worried about a loved one.
“If you or a member of your household develop symptoms of the Coronavirus, such as a cough, fever or change in sense of taste or smell, you must self-isolate immediately and book a free Coronavirus test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
“Helpful advice and support is available via the NHS COVID-19 app. As well as providing alerts if you have been in contact with someone with Coronavirus, the app will also tell you the current risk level in your area.
“Information about the symptoms of Coronavirus is available on the Public Health Wales website, or via the NHS 111 Wales symptom checker.
“For those travelling from overseas, as of 4am on Sunday 25 October, the Canary Islands, Denmark, the Maldives and the Greek Island of Mykanos have been added to the Welsh Government’s list of countries from where you may travel to Wales without the need to self isolate.”