The latest heat maps show coronavirus infection rates rising across North Wales.
A new raft of restrictions came into force last night at 6pm, including a controversial booze ban in pubs, bars and restaurants, to stop the virus spreading.
It follows the end of the two week firebreak lockdown in October, which curbed Covid-19’s spread, but there are concerns cases are rising once more.
Heat maps have shown how new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in all six North Wales counties over the last week.
North Wales saw 107 new confirmed cases between Thursday and Friday, compared to 87 over the same period last week, bringing the total in Wales to 85,432, since the pandemic began.
Another 33 deaths were also recorded across Wales between Thursday and Friday, with the death toll for Wales now standing at 2,671 from suspected Covid-19.
Another two, deaths were recorded in North Wales between Thursday and Friday, bringing the regional figure to 541.
In the area covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), there have now been 13,116 cases since the start of the pandemic, up from 12,458 cases last week.
Anglesey’s total infection rate per 100,000 people rose from 1,292.1 on Friday, November 27 to 1366.3 on Friday December 4.
Conwy county’s total infection rate rose from 1,455.6 to 1,494.8 in the same period, while Denbighshire’s total infection rate went from 1,846.5 to 1,921.7
Flintshire’s total infection rate has risen to 2014.7 from 1,900.1, and Gwynedd’s has now risen to 1,124.8.
Wrexham still has the highest total infection rate in North Wales, having increased from 2,766.3 to 2,958.3.
In total, since the pandemic began, Wrexham has had 4,022 cases, Flintshire 3,145, Denbighshire 1,839, Conwy 1,752, Gwynedd 1,401 and Anglesey 957.
Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales (PHW), urged people to follow the new rules.
“It is now clear from the data that the Coronavirus cases are rising in most parts of Wales, reversing the downward trend we had observed as a result of the fire break,” he said.
“The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has now authorised the first Covid-19 vaccine as safe and effective on the basis of detailed independent expert review of evidence from large scale clinical trials.
“The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has become the first to receive MHRA clearance in the UK and 40 million doses of the vaccine will shortly be available for delivery across the UK, with Wales getting its allocation based on population.
“This is welcome news, however the effects of the vaccine may not be seen nationally for many months and it is extremely important that everyone continues to follow the advice on keeping Wales safe; keep contacts with other people to a minimum, keep a 2 metre distance from others, wash hands regularly, wear a face covering where required, and self-isolating when asked to do so.”
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