Ten new cases of coronavirus reported across North Wales

Ten new cases of coronavirus have been reported across North Wales, it has been confirmed.

Public Health Wales announced on Tuesday that 28 new cases of the virus have been reported across Wales.

Of the new cases reported in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area, there was; one on Anglesey, one in Denbighshire, two in Flintshire, four in Gwynedd and two in Wrexham. No new cases were reported in Conwy.

The number of cases in each county to date is as follows: 1,400 in Wrexham, 820 in Denbighshire, 768 in Flintshire, 731 in Conwy, 618 in Gwynedd and 467 on Anglesey.

The total number of deaths reported to Public Health Wales in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area is 418.

Dr Christopher Williams, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales is reiterating its call for customers of the North and South Wales Bank pub in Wrexham to be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19.

“While the positive cases that have been identified in this incident have been among the staff, and staff-customer interaction appears to have mostly followed social distancing requirements, there is still a small risk that customers could be affected.

“Immediate contacts of those who have tested positive have been identified and contacted. Anyone who was in the pub between 9-20 August 2020 and develops even mild symptoms should immediately self-isolate and get a test.

“Getting a coronavirus test is free and simple to do, either by visiting www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling the free number 119.

“We continue to work in close partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Wrexham Council to deliver multi-agency activity in Wrexham to monitor and respond to cases of Coronavirus.

“As we move through the recovery phase of the Coronavirus pandemic, we expect to see clusters in different settings. We manage any clusters of Coronavirus appropriately, including by providing advice around infection prevention and control, and by supporting contact tracing where required.

“We remind the public and business owners that Coronavirus is still circulating in the community. We all have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus.

“Public Health Wales reminds the public that if you have recently travelled outside the UK there may be restrictions on your return.

“Advice on travelling abroad, including the latest information on quarantine requirements on returning home, can be found on the Welsh Government and FCO websites.

“Anyone with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 infection – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of smell or taste (anosmia) – must self-isolate and seek an urgent test.

“Confirmed cases must isolate for 10 days, with members of their household isolating for 14 days until the risk of passing on further infection has gone. Combined, these simple but effective actions will ensure the virus does not spread.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey

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