LATEST figures from health officials show how coronavirus in North Wales continues to spread.

Nine of the 22 new cases of coronavirus acquired as of August 4 came from North Wales – specifically three in Conwy, one in Gwynedd and one in Wrexham.

Official data shows Flintshire returns most new coronavirus cases in overall daily figures with four people.

Sadly, one more hospital patient has died as a result of the virus and this was reported from the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area which now has confirmed 393 people have lost their life to COVID-19 in the North Wales region they cover.

Headline data for Wales shows that as of today – Tuesday – more than 17,360 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Wales and the current number of deaths currently stands at 1,566.

With regards to the latest situation in Wrexham Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wrexham Council and Public Health Wales worked together to provide easy-access testing at two testing centres in Wrexham at the end of last week and into the weekend.

“A big thank you to the community in Wrexham for their enthusiastic response and for coming forward to be tested. We are very reassured by the emerging picture from these sessions, which appears to indicate that transmission is significantly lower than thought. Just two new cases was identified on the first day of testing.”

“We all have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus, to help keep Wales safe. We can do this by always observing social distancing guidelines – that’s staying two metres away from others – and washing hands regularly.

“Focused testing as part of the management of clusters and outbreaks of Coronavirus will inevitably identify new cases, and this does not mean that there has been a significant increase in the level of infection in the community.”