THERE have been eight new cases of coronavirus reported in Wales today.

Five of these were in North Wales.

Figures released by Public Health Wales today (Wednesday, August 11) there were two new confirmed cases in Wrexham, with none reported in Flintshire for the second consecutive day.

Now, the total confirmed cases in Wrexham to 1,368, with Flintshire still standing at 753.

There were two cases recorded in Gwynedd, one in Conwy, and none in either Denbighshire or Anglesey.

The low numbers come as the Wrexham Maelor hospital reported no new cases of the virus at the hospital for the fourth consecutive day.

The number of cases confirmed across North Wales covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board since the pandemic began is 4,714.

Five more people have died in Wales after testing positive for the virus.

In total, 1,586 people have died in Wales after testing positive.

The latest figures come in the week that more lockdown easing has seen gyms, pools and leisure centres.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales welcomes the gradual easing of lockdown measures which will enable indoor swimming pools, gyms, fitness studios and leisure centres to re-open premises this week (Monday 10 August). Physical distancing and enhanced cleaning measures must be undertaken.

“Children’s indoor play areas will also be able to re-open their doors, however areas such as ball pits, which aren’t able to be easily cleaned, must remain closed."

Meanwhile, the advice on isolating has been revised.

Dr Shankar 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.

"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."