THERE has been a spike in coronavirus cases across Wales, latest figures show.
Data released by Public Health Wales on June 21 show that 484 new Covid cases were recorded in Wales – of which 163 were in the North.
They can be broken down as such:
• Anglesey – 2 (2.9 per 100,000 people)
• Conwy – 27 (23.0 per 100,000 people)
• Denbighshire – 24 (25.1 per 100,000 people)
• Flintshire – 70 (44.8 per 100,000 people)
• Gwynedd – 20 (16.1 per 100,000 people)
• Wrexham – 20 (14.7 per 100,000 people)
• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of June 21 – 36,056.
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 – with no daily increase.
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 1,407 for the health board area.
The national picture:
Across Wales, another 484 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 215,205 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
There were no newly reported deaths on Monday, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus remains at 5,572 in Wales.
Although there will be no substantive changes to the rules for a four-week period – the regulations will be reviewed again on 15 July – some small technical amendments are being made to the coronavirus regulations to make them easier to understand and easier to apply for businesses.
• The number of people who can attend a wedding or civil partnership reception or wake, organised by a business in an indoors regulated premise, such as a hotel, will be determined by the size of the venue and a risk assessment.
• Clarifying small grassroots music and comedy venues will be able to operate on the same basis as hospitality venues, like pubs and cafes.
• Primary school children in the same school contact group or bubble will be able to stay overnight in a residential outdoor education centre.
Pilot events in theatre, sport and other sectors will also continue throughout June and July.