THERE have been 141 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Wales.

The latest figures published by Public Heath Wales on Wednesday, reported that the total number of covid cases in Wales since the start of the pandemic now stands at 214,243.

There were no additional covid-related deaths reported.

Of the 141 new cases, 54 are here in North Wales.

More than half were in Conwy, with 16 new cases recorded in Flintshire.

The can be broken down to:

Anglesey 2

Conwy 24

Denbigshire 6

Flintshire 16

Gwynedd 3

Wrexham 3

The seven-day infection rate in Wales has risen to 22.2 cases per 100,000 members of the population.

In the Betsi Cadwalader Health Board region, only Gwynedd has a lower rate of infection than the Welsh average.

Cases per 100k of population:

Anglesey 24.3

Conwy 68.3

Denbigshire 56.4

Flintshire 34

Gwynedd 19.3

Wrexham 32.4

Now, second doses of the vaccine have been brought forward due to the increasing threat of the delta variant.

The Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board confirmed that appointments for the second dose interval for the Pfizer vaccine will be brought forward to eight weeks rather than the original 12

Gill Harris, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said: "We’ve come so far, so quickly, but the speed at which we can all return to normal life could depend on how swiftly we vaccinate the remainder of people in these younger age groups.

"This has become especially important in light of the emergence and continued spread of the delta variant of coronavirus, which is thought to be 60 per cent more transmissible than the previously dominant alpha variant."