A further six people in North Wales have passed away after testing positive for Covid-19, according to Government data released today (February 12).
Figures from Public Health Wales show the death toll for the region now stands at 827.
In the past 24 hours, 108 new positive tests have also been reported in the area covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
The health board, which accounts for 22 per cent of Wales’ population, is the largest in the country.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 31,442 cases have been reported throughout the region.
Across Wales, another 608 positive tests have been reported, taking the overall total of cases so far to 198,362.
The nationwide death toll now stands at 5,084, following a rise of 25.
A further 14,490 tests have been completed in Wales since yesterday, meaning that 2,550,653 tests have been carried out nationally.
In addition, 715,944 people have now been vaccinated with their first dose across Wales, while 4,010 have had both doses.
Here is the latest full list of coronavirus cases reported across North Wales:
Betsi Cadwaladr: 108 new cases – total 31,442
Anglesey: 10 new cases – total 1,802
Conwy: 11 new cases – total 3,295
Denbighshire: 7 new cases – total 3,991
Flintshire: 28 new cases – total 8,780
Gwynedd: 17 new cases – total 2,694
Wrexham: 35 new cases – total 10,880
For the rest of the country
Aneurin Bevan: 102 new cases – total 39,187
Cardiff and Vale: 122 new cases – total 31,504
Cwm Taf: 83 new cases – total 39,208
Hywel Dda: 54 new cases – total 15,012
Powys: 41 new cases – total 3,711
Swansea Bay: 72 new cases – total 27,499
Unknown location: 6 new cases – total 1,780
Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We welcome the news that the vaccination programme in Wales, carried out by Welsh Government and the local health boards, has reached the significant milestone of 20 per cent of the population having had their first dose of the vaccination.
“This is a great achievement and is a big step towards ensuring the reduction of serious illness, and deaths, from Coronavirus.
“Although the data currently shows that on an all-Wales level the numbers of cases are reducing and that the incidence is now below 110 cases per 100,000 population, the rates in some areas – particularly in North Wales – are still at nearly double that, and there have been small increases in others.
“It is encouraging to see that the numbers of people being treated for Coronavirus in our hospitals is reducing, there are still a large number of people who are extremely ill, which means that the pressure on services is still very high.
“All of Wales remains in lockdown. We recognise that complying with the restrictions can be challenging, but Coronavirus is still active in our communities and can cause severe illness and death. The reduction in the number of cases does not mean that people can meet people from other households (apart from one person for socially distanced exercise), as this can cause the virus to spread.
“As a nation, we have made so many sacrifices throughout the course of the pandemic that we really don’t want to squander the gains that have been made in recent weeks.
“We encourage everyone, whatever their background, socio-demographic and ethnicity, to have the Coronavirus vaccine when they are offered it. We also stress the importance of seeking information from a trusted source such as Public Health Wales, the Welsh Government, local health board or GP.
“We continue to work to identify and investigate cases of variant Coronavirus in Wales. To date, 13 cases of the South Africa variant have been identified in Wales. Multi-agency investigations continue into two separate cases that do not have clear links to international travel. There are no cases of the variants associated with Brazil.”
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