DOZENS of new COVID cases have been recorded in North Wales according to recent figures, public health officials report.

There have now been more than 58,880 lab-confirmed cases of the virus identified from the combined counties since the outbreak of the pandemic - after more incidents were confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) in the latest figures released on September 13.

PHW confirmed that 847 of the latest 4,308 Welsh cases came from the northern region.

They can be broken down as such:

• Anglesey – 66 (94.2 per 100,000 population)

• Conwy – 179 (152.7 per 100,000 population)

• Denbighshire – 124 (129.6 per 100,000 population)

• Flintshire – 186 (119.3 per 100,000 population)

• Gwynedd – 161 (129.3 per 100,000 population)

• Wrexham – 131 (96.4 per 100,000 population)

BCUHB stats:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of September 13 – 58,884

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 1,006 people have sadly died since the start of the pandemic, according to PHW data.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics, which are considered a stronger indicator of the overall impact of the virus, and which are based on all deaths where COVID is mentioned on the death certificate, stand at 1,449 for the health board area.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 4,308 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 310,368 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were 21 more deaths reported on Monday, with the figure at 5,755 across Wales since the start of the pandemic.