DOZENS of new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in North Wales in the last day, health chiefs have said.

Public Health Wales figures show that the region's 58 new confirmed cases - taking its total 2,510 - making up over half of Wales' new cases.

A combined total of 41 of the new cases were confirmed in Conwy and Denbighshire - with the latter having the highest number of confirmed cases in North Wales.

Locally, there were only five new cases confirmed - four in Flintshire and one in Wrexham, taking their respective totals to 428 and 490.

Nationally, there were 106 new cases - with seven more people who had tested positive for coronavirus having sadly died in Wales.

Wales' total of confirmed cases of coronavirus now stands at 13,415, and its death toll now at 1,274.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Social distancing rules remain in effect. Public Health Wales fully supports Welsh Government’s revised stay-at-home regulations. 
"The message has not changed - anyone can get Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), anyone can spread it. Stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives.
Dr Shankar added: "Public Health Wales, working with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, is recruiting 500 participants as part of the Oxford Vaccine Group COVID-19 vaccine trial. 

"The aim of this study is to find a safe vaccine that will develop immunity against the virus and thus prevent the disease. Co-ordinated by Health and Care Research Wales, this is a collaboration between Public Health Wales, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University.

“This is an important study to test the effectiveness of one of the main candidate vaccines for COVID-19 in Wales. If successful, vaccination will provide a route out of this pandemic. We will be recruiting participants for screening and administration of vaccine, and monitoring outcomes and safety."