CORONAVIRUS cases right across the UK continue to rise as tougher measures are being introduced.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced a new three-tier system for England and local restrictions.

In Wales, a short second National lockdown is expected to be announced today.

It comes after ministers met over the weekend with senior Welsh Government officials, scientists and public health experts to discuss whether tougher, short-term measures needed to be brought in.

This is known as a ‘fire break’ or a ‘circuit break’ and has been widely expected as the government continues to tackle the virus ahead of a ‘difficult winter’.

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “The measures we have put in place at both a local and a national level, with help from the people of Wales, have kept the spread of Covid-19 under check.

“However, there is a growing consensus we now need to introduce a different set of measures and actions to respond to the virus as it continues to spread across Wales more quickly during the autumn and winter months ahead.”

The UK death toll now stands at 57,690 where COVID-19 is on the death certificate as of October 18.

Here is a list of the full cases and deaths in North Wales and surrounding areas.

North Wales:

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board: 156 new cases as of October 18 making the total 7,749

Anglesey: 12 new cases with a total of 603 (Rate per 100k stands at 860.0)

Gwynedd: 14 new cases with a total of 977 (Rate per 100k stands at 784.4)

Conwy: 15 new cases with a total of 1,213 (Rate per 100k stands at 1,305.0)

Denbighshire: 27 new cases with a total of 1,233 (Rate per 100k stands at 1,288.5)

Flintshire: 33 new cases with a total of 1,578 (Rate per 100k stands at 1,010.9)

Wrexham: 55 new cases with a total of 2,145 (Rate per 100k stands at 1,577.7)


Powys: 12 new cases with a total of 645 ((Rate per 100k stands at 487.0)


Cheshire West and Cheshire: New 114 with a total of 4,306 (Rate per 100k stands at 1,255.1)

Shropshire: New cases 44 with a total of 2,451 (Rate per 100k stands at 758.5)

Cheshire East: New cases 59 with a total of 4,552 (Rate per 100k stands at 1,184.9)

Deaths in Wales:

North Wales currently has the highest death toll across the country. These are broken down to:

Betsi Cadwaladr: 433

Aneurin Bevan UHB - 289 deaths

Cardiff and Vale UHB - 284 deaths

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB - 404 deaths

Hywel Dda UHB - 69 deaths

Powys THB - 15 deaths

Swansea Bay UHB - 213 deaths

Resident outside Wales - four deaths