Latest North Wales coronavirus figures show 314 more positive tests – but new cases continue to drop


Another 314 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in North Wales in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics from Public Health Wales from Tuesday January 12.
This is another drop in the number of positive tests in North Wales – after 712 new cases in Saturday’s update, 488 Sunday and 384 Monday.

A total of 24,254 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in North Wales since the start of the pandemic.

Another 1,332 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across Wales in the past 24 hours, up from 1,793 yesterday. This brings the total to 172,879, according to Public Health Wales.

No new deaths have been recorded in North Wales and the death toll for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board since the start of the pandemic remains at 620.

The board of health, which represents 22 percent of Wales’ population, is the largest in the country.

There have been 16 more deaths elsewhere in Wales and the toll now stands at 3,997.

The number of tests carried out in Wales in the last daily report was 10,980 and a total of 2,178,196 tests have been carried out since the start of the testing program, with 1,386,115 people tested.

Nationwide, 91,239 people have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 97 having received both the first and second dose.

Here is the full list of coronavirus cases in Wales on January 12:

Betsi Cadwaladr: 314 new cases – a total of 24,254

Anglesey: 16 new cases – in total 1,360

Conwy: 18 new cases – in total 2,603

Denbighshire: 27 new cases – a total of 3,182

Flintshire: 82 new cases – a total of 6,664

Gwynedd: 31 new cases – in total 2029

Wrexham: 140 new cases – total 8,416

For the rest of the country

Aneurin Bevan: 193 new cases – a total of 35,029

Cardiff and Vale: 184 new cases – total 27,801

Cwm Taf: 221 new cases – a total of 36,032

Hywel le Bon: 132 new cases – total 12,717

Powys: 30 new cases – a total of 2909

Swansea Bay: 143 new cases – 25,293 in total

Unknown location: 17 new cases – a total of 1,487

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘The number of positive coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is a topic of serious concern.

“All of Wales remains locked down. We ask that the public adopt the same mindset for this lockdown as they did in March 2020.

‘We understand people are tired, but with a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus circulating across Wales, it is vital that we comply with all lockdown restrictions in place.

“It means staying at home. If you exercise outdoors, please do it alone or with members of your household or supportive bubble and if possible, only once a day. Buy online, but if you need to visit essential retail stores, do it alone. If you must leave the house, keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face mask.

“Public Health Wales urges everyone to follow the rules, to avoid the transmission of the coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”

“Deployment of the Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccines continues in Wales with the Moderna vaccine recently approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), soon to be incorporated into the program.”

Public Health Wales is now publishing nationwide immunization figures as part of its daily update.

More detailed immunization data – including numbers by health board area – will be updated every Thursday.

Dr Shankar said: “Vaccinating the adult population of Wales, to protect people from serious disease, is an important task, and the vaccine will take time to reach everyone. The effects of vaccines may not be seen nationally for some time, and we must continue to follow the advice to keep Wales safe.

“Members of the public should not phone your GP, pharmacy or hospital to ask when they will get a vaccine. When a person is part of one of the groups eligible for the vaccine, he or she will be invited to go to a dedicated clinic that will have been set up to ensure the safety of patients and that of health professionals.

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“Public Health Wales is working with UK partners to investigate and respond to the new variant of the coronavirus identified in Wales. The new variant is easier to propagate and the public must remain very vigilant in measures to prevent transmission, including maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing and wearing face coverings.

“Although the new variant can be transmitted more easily, there is no indication that it leads to more serious disease.

“Travelers who have been or have transited through the Republic of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the last 10 days are no longer allowed in the UK.

“We advise anyone returning to Wales from these countries to check regularly for the latest advice and guidance on self-isolation.

“If you or someone in your household develops a cough, fever, or a change in taste or smell, you should self-isolate immediately and book a free coronavirus test, either by calling 119 or clicking here.

“If you need to travel outside the UK, be aware of how the situation develops and keep an eye on the FCO website for updated details. ”

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