WALES has seen the largest daily increase in new coronavirus cases since April.

Public Health Wales said the number of cases of the virus increased by 234 in the last daily update published today, bringing the revised confirmed total to 20,878.

This is the largest daily increase in cases since April 22, according to Public Health Wales’ data dashboard.

Of the new cases, 32 were recorded in the Betsi Cadwalader Health Board region.

There were 10 new cases in Flintshire, seven in Anglesey, six in Denbighshire, four in Gwynedd, three in Conwy, and two in Wrexham.

Wrexham still has the most number of cases confirmed in North Wales since the start of the pandemic with 1,483 recorded.

There have been no newly reported deaths in Wales in the latest daily update.

The latest figures for Wales come as the areas of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Blaenau Gwent will be placed under a local lockdown following an increase in coronavirus cases, the Welsh Government has announced.

Health minister Vaughan Gething said there had been a “worrying and rapid rise” in cases of Covid-19 in the four areas, which have a combined population of about 430,000 people