Another vaccine milestone reached as North Wales continue to report low COVID levels

A SMALL number of COVID cases have been recorded in Wales, public health officials report.

There have now been over 35,140 lab-confirmed cases of the virus identified from the combined counties since the outbreak of the pandemic – after more incidents were confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) in the latest figures released on May 23.

PHW confirmed that just five of the latest 46 Welsh cases came from the northern region – a total of 10.8 per cent.

They can be broken down as such:

• Anglesey – 2 (2.9 per 100,000 population)

• Conwy – 0

• Denbighshire – 0

• Flintshire – 0

• Gwynedd – 1 (0.8 per 100,000 population)

• Wrexham – 2 (0.7 per 100,000 population)

BCUHB stats:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of May 23 – 35,147

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 948 people have sadly died since the start of the pandemic, according to PHW data.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which are considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus, and which are based on all deaths where COVID is mentioned on the death certificate, stand at 1,405 for the health board area.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 46 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 212,434 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were two reported deaths on Sunday, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus remains at 5,566 in Wales.

Headline figures show that, across Wales, over 2 million people have had their first COVID-19 jab. Of that figure, over 1 million have completed the two-dose treatment.

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno