MORE than 110 new cases of covid-19 have been reported across North Wales, health chiefs have confirmed.

Public Health Wales announced on Saturday afternoon that 1,016 new cases of the virus have been reported across Wales, as well as 28 further deaths.

In the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area, there have been 111 new cases reported.

There were:

  • 38 in Wrexham
  • 37 in Flintshire
  • 19 in Denbighshire
  • Six in Gwynedd
  • Six in Conwy
  • Five on Anglesey

The total number of deaths (suspected covid-19 deaths in lab confirmed cases) reported in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area now stands at 508.

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales strongly advises the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit the transmission of Coronavirus.

“We would remind everyone that Coronavirus is still active in our communities, and therefore this does not mean a return to normality.

“We ask the public to observe the new regulations and to limit their contact with other people as much as possible so that we all work together to bring the numbers of positive cases down.

“This means staying out of other people’s homes, limiting the times and the numbers of people that you meet, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene, working from home if you can, and self-isolating if you show symptoms of coronavirus or are asked to do so by contact tracers.

“All of these actions will help to break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus, and keep people safe.

“We understand that people will want to carry on with their Christmas shopping now the fire-break has ended. We would suggest to try to visit shops during off-peak times, to always maintain social distancing and to wear a face covering if you can.

"Options such as ‘click and collect’ or online purchasing may also be something to consider."