ALL counties in North Wales have record new cases of coronavirus.

In Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board area as a whole, there were 151 new cases reported, according to the latest data released by Public Health Wales on Friday, October 9.

This is compared to 117 new cases recorded on Thursday, October 8.

Only, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board had more new cases recorded today with 158.

Flintshire and Wrexham record high figures of new cases, as do the other two counties in local lockdown Conwy and Denbighshire.

Gwynedd, which is not in lockdown, saw three times as many new cases as the previous day.

In both Wrexham and Flintshire the latest seven-day rate of new cases is now more than 150 cases per 100,000 people.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said this rate must fall below 50 before local lockdown measures can be eased.

New cases in North Wales by local authority area:

• Anglesey – four

• Conwy – 30

• Denbighshire – 20

• Flintshire – 34

• Gwynedd – 29

• Wrexham – 34

Cases per 100,000 people for 30 September - 6 October shows an increase in rate:

• Anglesey – 25.7

• Conwy – 80.2

• Denbighshire – 107.6

• Flintshire – 150.5

• Gwynedd – 89.1

• Wrexham – 155.9

There have now been 6,496 lab-confirmed cases of the virus from the combined counties that make up the North Wales region since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board reported one new coronavirus-related death meaning the total is now 428.

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 remains at 576 for the health board area.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 766 COVID cases were confirmed in Wednesday's figures, meaning that 29,028 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were two newly reported deaths, meaning the number of people to have died with confirmed cases of coronavirus stands at 1,646 in Wales.

Latest statement:

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Please don’t delay in booking a test if you or a member of your household develop symptoms, however mild such as a cough, fever or change in sense of taste or smell. You must book a test for Coronavirus promptly to help control the spread of infection. Visit or call 119. Tests are free, there is no charge.

“You and your household must self-isolate while waiting for the result of your test, and comply with any restrictions in the event of a positive result. If you test positive for Coronavirus should continue to self-isolate for 10 days. Other household members, including those who do not have any symptoms, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

“Even if you don’t have symptoms, you may also be contacted by contact tracers as part of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy. In this event, you must comply with their instructions. Tracers are trained staff and personal information that you provide will handled in line with data protection regulations and will not be shared widely. Please 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.

“Local restrictions are now in place in Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, and Wrexham local authority areas, and in Llanelli.

“People who live in these areas must abide by these restrictions to protect themselves, their families, friends, older and vulnerable people, and keep Wales safe.

“It is vital that people in every part of Wales stick to social distancing guidelines – that’s staying two metres away from others, and washing hands regularly. They must also self-isolate immediately when asked to do so."