HUNDREDS of new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales in the last day, the latest data shows. 

Public Health Wales figures released on Friday (January 8) show that there have been 530 new cases confirmed across the region.

Wrexham's seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population is now the highest seven-day infection rate in Wales, standing at over 900. 

A full area breakdown of the new cases is as follows: 

  • Anglesey - 20 (Seven-day infection rate of 184.2)
  • Conwy - 32 (Seven-day infection rate of 178.3)
  • Denbighshire 51 (Seven-day infection rate of 416.9)
  • Flintshire - 216 (Seven-day infection rate of 673.3)
  • Gwynedd - 40 (Seven-day infection rate of 82.7)
  • Wrexham - 171 (Seven-day infection rate of 904.7)

As of January 6, a total of 5,884 people in north Wales have been vaccinated, with just shy of 50,000 having been across Wales. 

Across Wales as a whole, 2,487 new cases have been confirmed, with a further 56 suspected coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in the last day.

Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern.

“In the light of this, the Education Minister has announced that all schools, colleges and will continue with online learning until at least January 29, and will remain that way until the February half term unless there is a significant reduction in transmission.

“In addition, Welsh Government have announced that, following a review, the current measures will remain in place until the January 29.  The measures have been strengthened to include showrooms, which can operate click and collect services.

“With vaccinations for Covid-19 progressing, we welcome the start of the roll-out of the second coronavirus vaccine (from Oxford/AstraZeneca) in Wales, with the first patients receiving their vaccine on Monday."