THERE are currently just under 50 covid-19 cases associated with an outbreak at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, a health chief has confirmed.

Earlier this month the Leader reported how a second outbreak was declared at the hospital.

On November 6 Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board stated there were 33 patients in its Central hospitals which were healthcare acquired COVID-19 cases.

Then on November 13 it was confirmed it was caring for 128 patients with COVID-19 in its hospitals and there were 20 hospital acquired cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Today (Friday) the health board has provided another update.

Dr Kate Clark, acting deputy executive medical director, said: “As of this morning there are currently 49 COVID-19 cases associated with the outbreak at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

“We would ask the public to continue to follow the government guidelines to help reduce the risk of infection our communities.

"This not only helps us to keep our staff and patients safe, but will also keep your families and loved ones safe as well.”