THERE have been 95 new cases of coronavirus reported in Wales today.

Of these, just 29 were in the North Wales area covered by the Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board.

The Public Health Wales figures can be broken down to:

• Anglesey – No figure given

• Conwy – 1

• Denbighshire – 3

• Flintshire – 6

• Gwynedd – 11

• Wrexham – 8

Sadly a further two people have died after testing positive for covid, bringing the total in Wales to 5,511.

The total number of confirmed cases in Wales since the start of the pandemic stands at 209,627.

463,445 people in Wales have now received a second dose of a vaccine.

The latest figures come as First Minister Mark Drakeford announced a pathway to Alert Level 3 for Wales.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Welsh Government has announced a series of measures over the coming months which will take Wales into Alert Level 3 by 17 May, subject to the public health conditions remaining favourable.

“On 12 April, all children will return to face to face education, all post-16 learners will return to further education, and training centres and university campuses will be able to open for blended face to face learning for all students.

“On the same day, all remaining shops can reopen, and all close contact services including mobile services can resume.

“In addition, travel restrictions on travelling into and out of Wales will be lifted. However, restrictions on travel to countries outside the Common Travel Area without a reasonable excuse, remain in place.

“Also on 12 April, viewings at wedding venues can resume by appointment, and outdoor canvassing for elections can begin.

“This slight easing of Covid lockdown rules is encouraging, however while the number of cases is declining overall, there are still several areas which have significantly higher rates.

“Ahead of the Easter weekend we remind the general public that it is very important that everyone remembers that Coronavirus has not gone away and that there is still a large number of people who have not been vaccinated. It is therefore vital that we all maintain constant vigilance, by practising hand hygiene, keeping 2m apart from people that you don’t live with, and wearing a mask in indoor environments.

“Welsh Government restrictions state that you should not go into any other household or mix indoors with other people who you don’t live with.

“If you are contacted by your local TTP team then it is important that you are truthful with them about where you have been and who you have met. They are not there to judge, they are there to help prevent ongoing transmission of the virus and to protect the community.

“If you are asked to self-isolate by your local TTP team then please ensure that you do so for the full ten days – this will help break any chains of transmission.

“We encourage everyone, whatever their background, social demographic and ethnicity, to have the vaccine when they are offered it."