ALMOST 130 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across the North Wales region by Public Health Wales (PHW) today.
There have now been 9,209 lab-confirmed cases of the virus from the combined counties that make up the North Wales region since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Public Health Wales confirmed that 128 of today’s 1,119 newly confirmed Welsh cases were from the northern region and can be broken down as such:
• Anglesey – Seven (10.0 per 100,000 population as of today)
• Conwy – 16 (13.7 per 100,000 population as of today)
• Denbighshire – 18 (18.8 per 100,000 population as of today)
• Flintshire – 50 (32.0 per 100,000 population as of today)
• Gwynedd – 0 (0 per 100,000 population as of today)
• Wrexham – 37 (27.2 per 100,000 population as of today)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 461 have sadly died to date 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 589 for the health board area.
• Confirmed cases as of November 3 – 9,209
• New cases from November 3 – 128
• Rate of new cases per 100,000 last week (October 26 to November 1) – Anglesey (80.0), Conwy (93.0), Denbighshire (105.5), Flintshire (149.9), Gwynedd (49.8), Wrexham (255.2)
The national picture:
Across Wales, another 1,119 COVID cases were confirmed in Friday’s figures, meaning that 54,456 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
There were four newly reported deaths, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus sadly stands at 1,895 in Wales.
Welsh Government confirmed that on Monday, November 9, the two-week fire-break lockdown would be coming to an end.
It was brought into action across Wales on Friday, October 23, to combat the spread of the virus further and prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed.
This is what Public Health Wales’ has to say:
Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales will work with Welsh Government to monitor the effect of the regulations which will come in at the end of the current fire-break period on 9 November 2020.
“We support the call for the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit the transmission of Coronavirus.
“As we enter the second and final week of the fire-break, we urge the public to stick to the current 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 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.”