CORONAVIRUS case rates continue to fall in Flintshire and Wrexham, the latest public health data shows.

Public Health Wales figures released on Monday (February 22) show that between February 20 and 21, 47 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Flintshire and Wrexham.

Of these, 25 were in Flintshire and 22 in Wrexham. Flintshire's infection rate per 100,000 population stands at 109.5 - and while this remains the second highest in Wales, infection rates are falling.

Wrexham's seven-day infection rate is now down to 81.6 - having been up at nearly 1,000 a month ago.

Across North Wales as a whole, 100 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the latest 24-hour period.

A total of 862,248 people in Wales have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine - about a quarter of Wales' population.

Sadly, a further nine people who had tested positive for coronavirus in the last 28 days died in Wales between February 20 and 21.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Coronavirus rates have fallen in every part of Wales, but remain higher in some parts. We remind the public that we remain under level 4 restrictions to keep infection rates falling.

“Please stay at home, meet only the people you live with, work from home if you can, wear a face covering where required, wash your hands regularly, and stay two metres from anyone you do not live with.

“As primary school children aged three to seven years in foundation phase are returning to face-to-face learning today, we thank parents for their perseverence during the winter.

“We need your continued support to control the spread of coronavirus, so please do not send your child to school if they are unwell, even if you are not sure if they have Coronavirus. Please continue to work from home if at all possible.

“When you take your child to school, always keep your distance from other parents, wear a face covering, and don’t stay around and chat. Please don’t invite other children or their parents to your home to play or stay, even outdoors, and even if they are in the same bubble at school.

“Make sure your child understands the importance of washing their hands regularly."

Dr Shankar added: “The Welsh Government has also confirmed that from Saturday, February 20, four people from two different households are able to meet outdoors for socially distanced local exercise. Please remember this is solely for the purpose of exercise and that individuals should remain at a social distance, and that this guidance doesn’t apply to private gardens.

“From March 1, the law will be changed to allow licensed wedding venues, such as visitor attractions and hotels, to re-open but only to perform wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

“Restrictions on UK and international travel remain in place. More information on current travel guidance is available on the Welsh Government website."