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Latest North Wales coronavirus figures show 314 more positive tests – but new cases continue to fall – North Wales Live

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Another 314 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in North Wales during the last 24 hours, according to the latest Public Health Wales statistics on Tuesday (January 12).

It is another fall in the number of positive tests in North Wales – following 712 new cases in Saturday’s update, 488 on Sunday and 384 on Monday.

In total, 24,254 Covid-19 cases have been reported in North Wales since the start of the pandemic.

Another 1,332 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across Wales in the last 24 hours, down from 1,793 yesterday. It brings the total to 172,879, according to Public Health Wales.

No new deaths have been recorded in North Wales and the death toll for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board since the beginning of the pandemic remains at 620.

The health board, which accounts for 22 per cent of Wales’ population, is the largest in the country.

There have been 16 further fatalities elsewhere in Wales and the death toll now stands at 3,997.

The number of tests carried out in Wales in the latest daily report was 10,980 and a total of 2,178,196 tests have now been carried out since the testing scheme began, with 1,386,115 individuals tested.

Across the country, 91,239 people have now had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 97 receiving both the first and second doses.

Here is the full list of coronavirus cases across Wales on January 12:

Betsi Cadwaladr: 314 new cases – total 24,254

Anglesey: 16 new cases – total 1,360

Conwy: 18 new cases – total 2,603

Denbighshire: 27 new cases – total 3,182

Flintshire: 82 new cases – total 6,664

Gwynedd: 31 new cases – total 2,029

Wrexham: 140 new cases – total 8,416

For the rest of the country

Aneurin Bevan: 193 new cases – total 35,029

Cardiff and Vale: 184 new cases – total 27,801

Cwm Taf: 221 new cases – total 36,032

Hywel Dda: 132 new cases – total 12,717

Powys: 30 new cases – total 2,909

Swansea Bay: 143 new cases – total 25,293

Unknown location: 17 new cases – total 1,487

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive Coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern.

“All of Wales remains in lockdown. We ask that the public adopts the same mindset for this lockdown as they did in March 2020.

“We understand that people are fatigued but with a more transmissible variant of coronavirus circulating across Wales it is vital that we all keep to the lockdown restrictions in place.

“This means stay at home. If exercising outdoors, please do this alone or with members of your household or support bubble and if possible, only once a day. Shop online but if you do need to visit essential retail do this alone. If you must leave home keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face mask.

“Public Health Wales urges everyone to follow the rules, to avoid transmission of Coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”

“The roll-out of the Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccines continues in Wales with the the recently Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved Moderna vaccine to be incorporated into the programme soon.”

Public Health Wales is now publishing country-wide vaccination figures as part of its daily update.

More detailed vaccination data – including numbers by health board area – will be updated every Thursday.

Dr Shankar said: “Vaccinating the adult population of Wales, to protect people from severe disease, is a significant task, and the vaccine will take time to reach everyone. The effects of the vaccines may not be seen nationally for some time, and we must continue to follow the advice on keeping Wales safe.

“Members of the public should not phone your GP, pharmacy or hospital asking when they will get a vaccine. When someone is in one of the groups eligible for the vaccine, they will be invited to attend a dedicated clinic which will have been set up to ensure patient safety and that of the healthcare professionals.

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“Public Health Wales is working with UK partners to investigate and respond to the new variant of coronavirus identified in Wales. The new variant is easier to spread and the public should remain highly vigilant in measures to prevent transmission including maintaining social distancing, regularly handwashing and wearing of face coverings.

“Though the new variant can be transmitted more easily there is no evidence that it leads to more severe disease.

“Travellers who have been in or transited through the Republic of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the last 10 days are no longer allowed into the UK.

“We advise anyone returning to Wales from these countries to regularly check gov.uk for the latest guidance and advice on self-isolating.

“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 clicking here.

“If you are due to travel out of the UK, please be aware of the changing situation and keep an eye on the FCO website for up to date details.”

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