OVER 585 new COVID cases have been recorded in North Wales, public health officials report.

There have now been almost 39,200 lab-confirmed cases of the virus identified from the combined counties since the outbreak of the pandemic - after more incidents were confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) in the latest figures released on July 19.

PHW confirmed that just 586 of the latest 2,053 Welsh cases came from the northern region, a total of 28.5 per cent.

They can be broken down as such:

• Anglesey – 18 (25.7 per 100,000 population)

• Conwy – 121 (103.2 per 100,000 population)

• Denbighshire – 176 (183.9 per 100,000 population)

• Flintshire – 128 (82.0 per 100,000 population)

• Gwynedd – 35 (28.1 per 100,000 population)

• Wrexham – 108 (79.4 per 100,000 population)

BCUHB stats:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of July 19 – 41,600

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 956 people have sadly died since the start of the pandemic, according to PHW data.

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, stand at 1,412 for the health board area.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 2,053 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 232,672 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were three new deaths reported today, Monday, with a figure of 5,589 across Wales since the start of the pandemic.

Headline figures show that, across Wales, 2,282,4100 people have had their first COVID-19 jab. Of that figure, a total of 1,925,084 completed the two-dose treatment.