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Latest North Wales coronavirus figures as Welsh death toll exceeds 4,000 – North Wales Live

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Ten more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in North Wales.

New figures from Public Health Wales show the Covid-19 death toll for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area that covers North Wales is now 630.

It comes as new data recorded 66 more suspected virus deaths in total across Wales in the latest daily snapshot from officials.

That takes the overall coronavirus-related death toll in Wales to 4,063.

There have also been another 443 new cases of the virus reported in North Wales, figures show – taking the total number of cases in the area to 24,697 since the virus first arrived here.

Wrexham saw the biggest increase with 187 new recorded cases, with Flintshire second with 121 and Denbighshire third with 77.

The figures show that just 58 of the new cases are in north-west Wales.

Across Wales as a whole, 1,533 new cases were reported today, Wednesday, January 13 – taking the total since the pandemic began to 174,412.

The number of people tested in Wales now stands at 1,393,625.

The number of people to have been given the first dose of the vaccine in the country is now 101,371, while 108 people have had both jabs.

Here is the full list of coronavirus cases across Wales on January 13:

Betsi Cadwaladr: 443 new cases – total 24,697

Anglesey: 5 new cases – total 1,365

Conwy: 31 new cases – total 2,634

Denbighshire: 77 new cases – total 3,259

Flintshire: 121 new cases – total 6,785

Gwynedd: 22 new cases – total 2,051

Wrexham: 187 new cases – total 8,603

For the rest of the country

Aneurin Bevan: 242 new cases – total 35,271

Cardiff and Vale: 247 new cases – total 28,048

Cwm Taf: 213 new cases – total 36,245

Hywel Dda: 137 new cases – total 12,854

Powys: 18 new cases – total 2,927

Swansea Bay: 123 new cases – total 25,416

Unknown location: 26 new cases – total 1,513

Dr Robin Howe, 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. 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.

“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 hand-washing and wearing of face coverings. Though the new variant is more infectious, there is no evidence that it leads to more severe disease.

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

“From Monday 11 January 2021, daily vaccination data will be published on the Public Health Wales dashboard. The headline summary will include daily cumulative numbers of individuals who have received a first and second vaccination dose. More detailed vaccination data, including numbers by health board area, will be updated on a weekly basis every Thursday. Public Health Wales is working closely with the Welsh Government as they deploy coronavirus vaccinations through local health boards. Welsh Government is leading on the deployment of the vaccine in Wales.

“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.

“The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued a short statement outlining the case for optimising the existing vaccine programme within the UK to achieve maximum short term impact. The JCVI advises initially prioritising delivery of the first vaccine dose as this is highly likely to have a greater public health impact in the short term and reduce the number of preventable deaths from Covid-19.

“Given the data available, and evidence from the use of many other vaccines, Public Health Wales fully supports the JCVI advice to increase a maximum interval between the first and second doses of 12 weeks for both Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines.

“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 health-care professionals.

“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.”