ON ANOTHER day when no new coronavirus deaths were reported, the North Wales region saw just 10 new cases of the virus confirmed by health officials on Friday.

There have now been almost 34,840 lab-confirmed cases of the virus identified from the combined counties since the outbreak of the pandemic - after more incidents were confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) in the latest figures released on April 16.

PHW confirmed that 10 of the latest 48 Welsh cases came from the northern region.

They can be broken down as such:

• Anglesey – 1 (1.4 per 100,000 population)

• Conwy – 3 (2.6 per 100,000 population)

• Denbighshire – 0 (0 per 100,000 population)

• Flintshire – 2 (1.3 per 100,000 population)

• Gwynedd – 2 (1.6 per 100,000 population)

• Wrexham – 2 (1.5 per 100,000 population)

BCUHB stats:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of April 16 – 34,337

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 940 people have sadly died since the start of the pandemic, according to PHW data.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which are considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus, and which are based on all deaths where COVID is mentioned on the death certificate, stand at 1,380 for the health board area.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 48 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 210,729 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were no newly reported death, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus remains at 5,535 in Wales.

Headline figures show that, across Wales, over 1.6m people have had their first COVID-19 jab. Of that figure, 574,590 have completed the two-dose treatment.