TODAY 26 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in North Wales, health chiefs have confirmed.

Public Health Wales announced on Sunday that there have been 45 new cases of the virus reported across Wales.

Of those, 26 were reported in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) area.

Of the new North Wales cases, 12 were reported in Wrexham. This follows the 11 new cases reported in Wrexham on Sunday.

There were eight new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Flintshire today.

The total number of cases now reported across North Wales is 4,531 with1,278 in Wrexham, 781 in Denbighshire, 716 in Conwy, 708 in Flintshire, 591 in Gwynedd and 457 on Anglesey.

No additional deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus in Wales were reported today.

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: "There are no significant updates since yesterday on the previously reported incidents in Llangefni, Ebbw Vale, Wrexham and Merthyr."

Today, has seem major changes in lockdown and social distancing measures. While beauty salons, massage parlours, and tattoo studios have been able to open, it is now mandatory for passengers on public transport and taxis to wear face masks.

Dr Williams added: “From today (Monday, 27 July), face coverings are now mandatory in Wales for people using public transport and taxis.

“Recently the Minister for Health and Social Services announced that anyone arriving in Wales, and the rest of the UK, from Spain (or who has been in Spain during the past 14 days) will now be required to quarantine for 14 days.

“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its guidance, advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain. People currently on holiday in Spain are encouraged to follow the local rules, return home as normal and check the FCO’s travel advice pages on GOV.UK for further information.

“We continue to caution and remind the public and business-owners that we all have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus by always sticking to social distancing guidelines - staying two metres away from others, and washing hands regularly. When travelling you should also avoid car sharing with people outside your household.

"Anyone with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 infection - a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss of smell or taste (anosmia) - must self-isolate and seek an urgent test.

"Confirmed cases must isolate for seven days, with members of their household isolating for 14 days until the risk of passing on further infection has gone. Combined, these simple but effective actions will ensure the virus does not spread."