WREXHAM remains the worst county in Wales for its rate of coronavirus - but the latest update from Wrexham Council says the virus has peaked.

The rate in Wrexham is now 551.6 per 100,000 people, which is down from 660.5/100,000 on Friday.

In his latest update, Lawrence Isted, Wrexham Council's Chief Officer Planning and Regulatory, said: "The trend over the last few weeks confirms that the virus has peaked."

The Chirk and Ceiriog Valley area now has the highest rate in Wrexham and tops the list of the five coronavirus hotspots in the county.

If follows a sharp rise in cases in the area last week when the rate rose from 602/100,000 to 972/100,000.

Today, the rate is 910/100,000.

The sub area with the lowest rate is Bangor on Dee, Overton and Penley with 120/100k, compared to 271 on January 22.

The five virus hot spots in Wrexham with more than 700/100k:

Chirk and Ceirog Valley has 910 - down from 972 on January 22 and 602 on January18th

Gwersyllt West & Summerhill has 827 - down from 1198 on the 22nd

Hermitage & Whitegate has 765 - down from 811 on the 22nd

Caia Park has 742 - down from 896 on the 22nd

Acton & Maes-y-dre has 712 - down from 732 on the 22nd

The update adds that the Level 4 Alert lockdown has begun to have an effect on the rate of infection. Although the Welsh Government will review the lockdown this week it is unlikely to relax it.