Infection rates in North Wales remain the highest in Wales

New cases of Covid-19 in Wales have continued to increase signficantly in Wales since the start of June.

Public Health Wales have reported 416 new cases of Covid-19 from locations across Wales in Sunday’s update. Sadly there has been 1 new fatality recorded.

The figures which include both Saturday and Sunday report 41 new cases in Flintshire, 29 in Gwynedd, 22 in both Denbighshire and Wrexham, 16 in Conwy and 12 on Anglesey.

In the past week, Flintshire has moved into the position of Wales’ Covid hotspot with 120.4 cases versus the North Wales average of 77.3. Conwy remains the second highest in Wales at 87.9 followed by Denbighshire at 83.6.

There are reports that areas in Conwy such as Llandudno Junction and Glan Conwy are experiencing high infection rates.

Dr Eleri Davies, an Incident Director said, “The Delta variant is known to be most common variant in all new cases in Wales and is shown to be more easily transmitted from person to person than the previously dominant Alpha variant.

“Our advice is particularly relevant to people travelling to areas where there are known clusters of Coronavirus as community transmission of the variant is evident.

“We are seeing cases increase all over Wales but particularly in North East Wales where travel to and from England for work and leisure purposes is commonplace.

“Please be Covid aware when you travel. We are all very familiar with social distancing by now, but, by remaining at least two metres away from everyone else, washing our hands regularly, and wearing a face covering we can keep ourselves and our friends and family safe.

“Take up your offer of a vaccination when you receive it as the latest evidence shows that Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are both effective against the Delta variant after two doses.

“Ventilating indoor spaces is another effective way to reduce spread of infection, so by opening windows and doors, we can protect ourselves further.

“If you develop any symptoms, you must self-isolate and get a test if you or anyone in your household develop symptoms.”

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