THE number of covid-19 patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital has decreased.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board confirmed there were 56 cases of the virus at the hospital on Wednesday and 54 on Thursday.

Today (Friday) Dr Kate Clark, secondary care medical director, said: “There are 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases at the hospital.

"Many of these patients have now been cared for for more than 15 days at the hospital and are recovering.

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

“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."