HALF of the 15 newly reported cases of coronavirus in Wales were in the North.

Data released by Public Health Wales today (Thursday, August 6) shows that seven new coronavirus cases were recorded in North Wales.

There were three new cases recorded in Wrexham, two in Flintshire, and two in Denbighshire.

There were no new cases in Conwy, Gwynedd, or Anglesey.

This brings the total for Wrexham to 1,345, compared to 805 in Denbighshire, 749 in Flintshire, 721 in Conwy, 594 in Gwynedd and 460 in Anglesey.

There were three additional deaths recorded in Wales, which were all in the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board area. The region has now seen 395 patients die after testing positive for coronavirus.

Public Health Wales say there are no significant updates on the incidents in Llangefni and Wrexham, or on that in Ebbw Vale.

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales supports the recent announcement of the four UK Chief Medical Officers to extend the self-isolation period from seven to 10 days for those in the community who have symptoms or a positive test result. This will help provide additional protection to others in the community.

“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 now isolate for 10 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.

“Public Health Wales is also reminding the public that children under the age of 11 no longer have to maintain a two metre distance from each other or from adults. This reflects scientific evidence which indicates the risk of transmission is lower among this age group. However, it is very important older children and young adults continue to follow social distancing and the other measures to keep them safe."