MORE than 2,600 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Wales today.

In the latest update from Public Health Wales, it is reported that 2,618 people have tested positive for the virus.

Sadly, an additional eight people have died after a positive covid test.

In North Wales, there were 358 new cases of the virus recorded.

These can be broken down to:

Flintshire 88

Conwy 78

Denbighshire 59

Gwynedd 57

Wrexham 55

Anglesey 21

The seven-day infection rate in Wales as a whole is now 587.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In North Wales, the county with the highest rate of infection is Conwy with 540.9 cases per 100,000.

These can be broken down to:

Conwy 540.9

Denbighshire 493.2

Gwynedd 456.8

Anglesey 446.9

Wrexham 389.1

Flintshire 384.4

In comes as the Welsh Government announced that vaccine passes will be needed for entry into nightclubs and large events.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said people will have to show an NHS Covid Pass from next month, as part of measures introduced to help control the spread of coronavirus.

The Welsh Conservatives said the First Minister had previously been against the idea, and highlighted that the scheme will only be introduced two weeks after the peak in infections as shown in the Government’s own modelling.

Mr Drakeford said rates of Covid-19 remain very high in Wales, but the alert level will be kept at zero for the next three weeks.

He encouraged everyone to work from home whenever possible and to make sure they are fully vaccinated.

There will also be an increase in awareness and enforcement of other key Covid-19 protection measures, including face coverings in indoor public places and on public transport.