THERE are currently 59 patients being treated for coronavirus at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

There are also a small number of cases at the community hospitals in Deeside, Mold and Chirk.

Today (Monday, August 3), the number of patients was confirmed by Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board (BCUHB).

Gill Harris, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “As of this morning there were 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

“There remains a small number of cases at Deeside Community Hospital, Chirk Hospital, and Mold Community Hospital."

She added that visits to the hospital should only be made if it is necessary, and that people should wear a mask when visiting.

She added: “Please help us to continue to reduce the risk of transmission by only visiting the Wrexham Maelor site if it is absolutely necessary. Supporting vulnerable family or friends, or accessing healthcare services, remain the only reasons anyone other than staff should be accessing the site.

“From today, we are also asking people who visit all of our sites to wear a mask or face covering.

“Our Patient Advice and Liaison Support Service has a Letters to Loved Ones service in place to help you keep in touch with friends and family in hospital without needing to visit.

“We urge residents across North Wales, not just in the Wrexham area, to continue to follow the guidance set by Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

“Signs to look out for include a new continuous cough, high temperature, and a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell."