MORE THAN 50 new cases of coronavirus have been reported across North Wales, health chiefs have said.

Public Health Wales confirmed on Sunday afternoon that, as of May 24, 140 new cases of the virus have been reported across Wales - 52 of which were in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area.

In terms of the newly confirmed North Wales cases there was a spike of 31 cases in Denbighshire, nine in Conwy, six in Wrexham, three in Flintshire, two in Gwynedd and one on Anglesey.

The figures show that the total number of cases across North Wales has now reached 2,451‬.

Public Health Wales also confirmed that the total number of deaths reported across Wales now sadly stands at 1,267. Of those, four were reported in by BCUHB bringing the regional death toll up to 230 people.

Dr Chris Williams, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “With the upcoming Spring Bank Holiday, Public Health Wales reminds the public to continue to adhere to Welsh Government’s restrictions on non-essential travel, caravan and campsites, hotels, B&Bs and holiday accommodations, as well as the limited access to our national parks.

“We also remind owners of second homes in Wales to act responsibly and to avoid traveling to these homes until restrictions have been lifted.

“Social distancing rules remain in effect. Public Health Wales fully supports Welsh Government’s revised stay-at-home regulations. The message has not changed – anyone can get Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), anyone can spread it. Stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives.”