There have been 20 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in North Wales, according to the latest figures released by Public Health Wales.
It takes the total of positive tests across the region since the start of the pandemic to 34,805 today (April 14).
The number of new cases has been steadily declining across North Wales, and today’s figure is a decrease from the 16 reported in yesterday’s update.
No further Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in North Wales – so the total for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board stands at 939.
Across the whole of Wales no new deaths were reported, meaning the country’s total Covid-19 death toll remains at 5,533, with 62 new cases recorded across the country today.
Anglesey still has the highest infection rate in North Wales over seven days – 28.6 – and has the third-highest rate in Wales.
Of the new North Wales cases, Flintshire recorded the most with six new cases while Anglesey recorded just one case.
Seven-day infection rates across North Wales up to April 9 (as of Wednesday’s update)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Anglesey: 28.6 (no change)
Conwy: 11.9 (decrease from 12.8)
Denbighshire: 7.3 (decrease from 9.4)
Flintshire: 14.7 (increase from 11.5)
Gwynedd: 28.1 (increase from 24.1)
Wrexham: 15.4 (no change)
Here is the latest full list of coronavirus cases reported across North Wales
Betsi Cadwaladr:20 new cases – total 34,805
Anglesey : one new case – total 2,288
Conwy: two new cases – total 3,857
Denbighshire: two new case – total 4,322
Flintshire: six new cases – total 9,576
Gwynedd: five new case – total 3,335
Wrexham: four new cases – total 11,427
For the rest of the country
Aneurin Bevan: 3 new cases – total 41,341
Cardiff and Vale: 15 new cases – total 33,455
Cwm Taf: 10 new cases – total 40,573
Hywel Dda: 2 new cases 15,933
Powys: 0 new cases – total 4,139
Swansea Bay: 10 new cases – total 29,034
Unknown location: 0 new cases – total 1,899
Wales total: 60 new cases – total 201,189
Resident outside Wales: 2 new cases – total 9,388
Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Welsh Government has announced that, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), that people over 16 who live with individuals with severely weakened immune systems should be offered COVID-19 vaccinations as a priority.
“The easing of restrictions following the declining number of positive cases is welcome, we would remind the general public that coronavirus is still circulating in our communities and a large number of people have not been fully vaccinated. It is therefore vital that people observe social distancing, where face coverings when in indoor spaces, and wash hands regularly. These actions will help to prevent transmission of the virus.
“As schools return please do not send your child to school if they are unwell, even if you are not sure if they have coronavirus.
“When you take your child to school, always keep your distance from other parents, wear a face covering, and don’t stay around and chat. Please don’t invite other children or their parents to your home to play or stay indoors, even if they are in the same bubble at school. We need to continue to limit the numbers of people we meet socially to minimise spread of the virus.
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“Welsh Government restrictions state that you should not go into any other household or mix indoors with other people who you don’t live with. Currently a maximum of six people from two households can meet outdoors, including in private gardens.
“Please continue to work from home if at all possible. Current information on the Welsh Government restrictions for Coronavirus are available at https://gov.wales/coronavirus
“This week The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and JCVI provided an update on the Oxford AstraZenca vaccine following reports of an extremely rare and specific type of blood clot following vaccination.
“The AstraZeneca vaccine remains safe and effective and has already saved thousands of lives. Those who have received a first dose of the vaccine, should continue to receive a second dose.
“The risk benefit remains strongly in favour of vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged 30 and over, and those aged under 30 who have underlying health conditions which puts them at higher risk of severe outcomes from coronavirus infection. However, adults aged 18-29 years old who do not have underlying health conditions will now be offered an alternative vaccine.
“We are making some changes to the way we publish information on our website and data dashboard.
“Starting on April 17, we will no longer be publishing coronavirus data or a daily statement on our website on Saturdays. However, when we do publish our reports on Sunday that will include the results and the data for the period of Saturday as well.
“We are doing this because case numbers are now low therefore any fluctuation day-to-day can give rise to potentially misleading interpretation and we want to be focusing more on the underlying trends. Our surveillance team will however retain the ability to ramp back up to seven-day reporting if necessary.
“If you are contacted by your local TTP team then it is important that you are truthful with them about where you have been and who you have met. They are not there to judge, they are there to help prevent ongoing transmission of the virus and to protect the community. If you are asked to self-isolate by your local TTP team then please ensure that you do so for the full ten days – this will help break any chains of transmission.
“We urge anyone over 50 who has not yet received an invite for their vaccination to contact their local health board. Details of which can be found here:https://gov.wales/get-your-covid-19-vaccination-if-you-think-you-have-been-missed.
“We encourage everyone, whatever their background, social demographic and ethnicity, to have the vaccine when they are offered it. Coronavirus cases by variant in Wales are reported on the UK Government website. The dominant strain in Wales is the Kent variant, and there is currently no evidence of widespread community transmission of other Variants of Concern in Wales.
“Restrictions on UK and international travel remain in place. More information on current travel guidance is available on the Welsh Government website.
“The red list of travel ban countries has been extended, and Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and Philippines have been added. If you arrived in the UK from these places before 4am on Friday, April 9, you must self-isolate for 10 days in the place you’re staying and take a coronavirus test on day 2 and day 8.
“If you have arrived in the UK from these places after 4am on Friday, April 9, you must stay in your quarantine hotel for your 10-day quarantine period and take a coronavirus test on day 2 and day 8.
“If you or a member of your household develop a cough, fever or change in sense of taste or smell, you must self-isolate immediately and book a free coronavirus test, either by calling 119 or by visiting www.gov.wales/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19. Please check your local health board’s website to see if there are additional symptoms that require a test.”
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