THERE have been an additional 1,480 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Wales.

The latest figures published by Public Health Wales on Thursday, August 19, reported that two people have died after testing positive for coronavirus.

There have now been 258,155 cases of the virus recorded in Wales since the start of the pandemic.

Of the 1,480 new cases, 346 were in the North Wales region covered by Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board.

Flintshire had the most new cases in North Wales with 74.

Denbighshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham followed with more than 60 cases each.

The cases in North Wales can be broken down to:

  • Flintshire 74
  • Gwynedd 69
  • Denbighshire 67
  • Wrexham 62
  • Conwy 55
  • Anglesey 19

Denbighshire has the highest rate of infection over the past seven days in Wales with 379.3 cases per 100,000 members of the population.

All areas in North Wales, with the exception of Anglesey, have rates above the Wales average of 209.8 cases per 100,000.

Seven day rate of infection per 100k can be broken down to:

  • Denbighshire 379.3
  • Wrexham 287.6
  • Flintshire 276.7
  • Conwy 274.7
  • Gwynedd 233.6
  • Anglesey 122.8