Eight new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales – but no further deaths have been reported.
Public Health Wales today recorded 19 new cases across the country – including cases in Anglesey, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and Denbighshire.
No further deaths in Wales were recorded in figures released on Wednesday.
The Welsh Government has announced £32m worth of funding to speed up testing and create 160 new jobs.
The total number of people who have tested positive for the disease in Wales is now 17,639 although the true number is likely to be much higher.
The total number of deaths in Wales remains at 1,589, with 415 of them in North Wales.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which accounts for around 22 per cent of the Welsh population, has the highest death toll in Wales.
At present Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales said: “There are no significant updates on the previously reported outbreaks and incidents.”
Here is the full list of coronavirus cases across Wales
Betsi Cadwaladr: Eight new cases – total 4,776
Anglesey: No new cases – total 465
Conwy: One new case – total 730
Denbighshire: One new case – total 818
Flintshire: Two new cases – total 762
Gwynedd: One new case – total 608
Wrexham: Three new cases – total 1,393
For the rest of the country:
Aneurin Bevan: Two new cases – total 2,771
Cardiff and Vale: Two new cases – total 3,160
Cwm Taf: Two new cases – total 3,053
Hywel Dda: One new case – total 1,209
Powys: One new case – total 366
Swansea Bay: Three new cases – total 2,024
Unknown: No new cases – total 142
Contact tracing and general information
- Contact tracing continues as part of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy. Anyone who has a positive Coronavirus test will be contacted by a team of contact tracers, and asked for details of everyone they have had close contact with while they have had symptoms.
- Keep a note of your activities so you can easily remember your whereabouts on a given day, along with who you were in contact with.
- If you are asked to self-isolate, you should do so to prevent further spread of the virus.
- Tracers are trained staff and personal information that you provide will handled in line with data protection regulations and will not be shared widely.
- Information about the symptoms of Coronavirus is available on the Public Health Wales website, or via the NHS 111 Wales symptom checker.
- Anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms can apply for a home testing kit by visiting www.gov.wales/coronavirus, or by calling the national 119 phone service.
- Anyone with suspected coronavirus should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. They should only contact NHS 111 if they feel they cannot cope with their symptoms at home, their condition gets worse, or their symptoms do not get better after seven days.
- Only call 999 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, do not call 999 just because you are on hold to 111.
- Public Health Wales’ user-friendly data dashboard takes information from a range of different sources. The total number of positive cases now includes those reported from non-NHS Wales laboratories, which are subject to ongoing de-duplication, refinement and reconciliation. This may result in fluctuation of the total positive cases as this process takes place.