HUNDREDS of new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Flintshire and Wrexham in the last day, the latest data shows. 

Public Health Wales figures released on Friday (January 8) show that there have been 387 new cases confirmed in the two counties. 

Of these, 216 were in Flintshire and 171 in Wrexham, with latter's 904 cases per 100,000 population now the highest seven-day infection rate in Wales. 

Flintshire's rolling seven-day infection rate now stands at 673. 

Across north Wales as a whole, 530 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 

As of January 6, a total of 5,884 people in north Wales have been vaccinated, with just shy of 50,000 having been across Wales. 

Across Wales as a whole, 2,487 new cases have been confirmed, with a further 56 suspected coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in the last day.

Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern.

“In the light of this, the Education Minister has announced that all schools, colleges and will continue with online learning until at least January 29, and will remain that way until the February half term unless there is a significant reduction in transmission.

“In addition, Welsh Government have announced that, following a review, the current measures will remain in place until the January 29.  The measures have been strengthened to include showrooms, which can operate click and collect services.

“With vaccinations for Covid-19 progressing, we welcome the start of the roll-out of the second coronavirus vaccine (from Oxford/AstraZeneca) in Wales, with the first patients receiving their vaccine on Monday."