JUST ten new cases of covid-19 have been reported across North Wales, health chiefs have said.

Public Health Wales confirmed on Friday that there have been 47 new cases of the virus across Wales.

No further deaths have been reported.

Of the ten new cases of covid-19 reported in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area, there were:

  • Five in Wrexham
  • Two in Conwy
  • Two in Denbighshire
  • One in Gwynedd

The total number of suspected covid-19 deaths in lab confirmed cases in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area stands at 945.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “As of Monday, May 3, further relaxation of the regulations came into place, meaning that Wales is now in Alert Level 3.

"Two households can again form an exclusive extended household ‘bubble’, and can spend time indoors together.

"Supervised indoor activities for children can resume, along with indoor organised activities for up to 15 adults (such as exercise classes and swimming lessons), and community centres can reopen.

“People should observe social distancing when meeting with others from outside their household or bubble.

“We would remind the general public that it is still extremely important to follow social distancing and hygiene measures to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus.

"That is, staying 2m from anyone you don’t live with, washing hands regularly and wearing face coverings in indoor settings.

“The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group.

"JCVI advice is followed in Wales.

“As there is more experience of the use of the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in pregnancy those vaccines are therefore the preferred vaccines to offer to pregnant women.

“Further to the Welsh Government’s announcement, people who cannot work from home are now able to access free lateral flow self-test kits.

“The rapid coronavirus tests will be available from local test sites across Wales."