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

Five of the 15 new cases of coronavirus acquired as of August 13 came from North Wales – specifically two from Conwy, one from Denbighshire, one from Gwynedd and one from Wrexham.

No more hospital patients died as a result of the virus according to the latest release.

It does confirm that the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area – the largest health board in Wales - has confirmed 412 people have lost their life to COVID-19.

Headline data for Wales shows that as of today – Thursday – just under 17,500 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Wales and the current number of deaths currently stands at 1,586.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales congratulates students who are receiving their A Level results today, and would ask them to celebrate safely, observing social distancing measures, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Advice on travelling abroad, including the latest information on quarantine requirements on returning home, can be found on the FCO website.

“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.”