MORE than 270 new cases of covid-19 have been reported across North Wales, health chiefs have said.

Public Health Wales confirmed on Thursday that 861 new cases have been reported across Wales.

Fortunately there have been no additional covid-related deaths reported in Wales.

Of the new cases, 275 were in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area. There have now been 40,360 cases recorded in North Wales.

The latest cases can be broken down to:

  • 69 in Wrexham
  • 56 in Denbighshire
  • 56 in Conwy
  • 50 in Flintshire
  • 27 in Gwynedd
  • 17 on Anglesey

The latest infection rate for Wales as a whole is 150.4 cases per 100,000 members of the population.

In North Wales, only Gwynedd and Anglesey have a lower rolling rate of infection.

Infection rate per local authority area?

  • 318.5 in Wrexham
  • 250.8 in Denbighshire
  • 225.5 in Flintshire
  • 200.5 in Conwy
  • 130.1 in Gwynedd
  • 122.8 on Anglesey

On Wednesday, First Minister Mark Drakeford said Wales was on course to move to alert level zero on August 7.

This would mean all premises would be able to open and most – but not all – restrictions will be removed.

Restrictions will be replaced with the ongoing requirement for all organisations and businesses to carry out Covid risk assessments.

There would also be no legal limits on the number of people who can meet others indoors, including in private homes.

Face coverings will continue to be required by law in most indoor public places and on public transport, with the exception of hospitality settings.