One more person diagnosed with Covid-19 has died in North Wales, according to the latest update released on Monday (April 19).

It is one of two new deaths reported across the country and takes the death toll in the area to 941.

The data from Public Health Wales, covering the 48-hour period up to 9am on Sunday, also shows 23 new cases of the virus.

Figures released today are for the 48-hour period up to 9am on Sunday after a change in the way figures are published over the weekend.

PHW said this means that the numbers reported today are around double the usual 24 hour figures.

Meanwhile every area of North Wales saw a fall in its coronavirus infection rate in new weekly figures covering the seven days up to April 14.

Of the new cases, Gwynedd saw the biggest increase with 10 positive tests.

There were no new cases at all in Conwy.

Across Wales, 102 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in the latest update. The two new deaths linked to coronavirus take the national death toll to 5,540.

Seven-day infection rates across North Wales up to April 14 (as of Monday’s update)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Anglesey: 8.6 cases per 100,000 of population (down from 21.4)

Conwy: 8.5 (down from 10.2)

Denbighshire: 7.3 (down from 8.4)

Flintshire: 19.2 (down from 22.4)

Gwynedd: 24.1 (down from 30.5)

Wrexham: 16.9 (down from 19.1)

Here is the latest full list of coronavirus cases reported across North Wales

Betsi Cadwaladr: 23 new cases – total 34,876

Anglesey : Four new cases – total 2,294

Conwy: 0 new cases – total 3,862

Denbighshire: Two new cases – total 4,327

Flintshire: Four new cases – total 9,592

Gwynedd: Ten new cases – total 3,361

Wrexham: Three new cases – total 11,440

For the rest of the country

Aneurin Bevan: 20 new cases – total 41,402

Cardiff and Vale: 21 new cases – total 33,521

Cwm Taf: 11 new cases – total 40,607

Hywel Dda: 5 new cases 15,950

Powys: 8 new cases – total 4,158

Swansea Bay: 9 new cases – total 29,111

Unknown location: 2 new cases – total 1,905

Wales total: 99 new cases – total 201,530

Resident outside Wales: 3 new cases – total 9,395

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Following the changes made to the way we publish Coronavirus information on our website and data dashboard, the data reported today, Monday 19 April, is for a 48 hour period up to 9am yesterday.

“Therefore, the figures reported today are around double the usual 24 hours figure.

“We are no longer publishing the data or a daily statement on Saturdays 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.

“On Friday the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group. JCVI advice is followed in Wales.

“As there is more experience of the use of the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in pregnancy those vaccines are therefore the preferred vaccines to offer to pregnant women.

“We would like to remind the 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.

“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.

“Further to the Welsh Government’s announcement last week, people who cannot work from home are now able to access free lateral flow self-test kits.

“The rapid coronavirus tests will be available from local test sites across Wales.

“Welsh Government also 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.

“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.

“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

“Recently 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.

“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 as 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.

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“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 9 April, 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 9 April, 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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