Councils have sent out a coronavirus warning after a spike in covid cases in Conwy county.

Health officials are urging people in the area to be on the look-out for symptoms after an increase in cases in Abergele and surrounding areas.

Abergele Town Council sent a letter to locals with “information regarding increase in coronavirus cases in the Abergele, Kinmel Bay, Towyn and Pensarn areas”.

It reveals that NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect staff have been informed about “a number of confirmed cases” in these towns.

It goes on: “Conwy Council, Public Health Wales and NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect are working closely together to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect the communities in these areas and to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect learners and staff.

“As well as being alert for any standard symptoms of COVID-19 we are asking people to be vigilant for the following symptoms:

– Cough

– Loss or change to sense of smell or taste sensation

– Fever

– Lethargic

– A slight temperature

– Minor cold symptoms like a sniffle or sore throat

– Flu like symptoms

– Any other minor complaint eg nausea, headache, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps.

Anyone with these symptoms or who has a child with these symptoms is urged to book a test and begin self-isolating for ten days.

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Cllr Alan Hunter, the Mayor of Abergele, said: “I was surprised there had been a reported rise in cases when I saw the letter. It originally came from Conwy Council.

“It may be that with the lockdown easing people are becoming slightly complacent.

“But I would urge anyone with symptoms to come forward and have a test as they are being advised to do.”

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