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 67,470 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 30.

PHW confirmed that 524 of the latest 2,580 Welsh cases came from the northern region – meaning North Wales represented 20.3 per cent of all Welsh cases reported today.

They can be broken down as such:

• Anglesey – 42 (60.0 per 100,000 population)

• Conwy – 80 (68.3 per 100,000 population)

• Denbighshire – 113 (118.1 per 100,000 population)

• Flintshire – 111 (71.1 per 100,000 population)

• Gwynedd – 81 (65.0 per 100,000 population)

• Wrexham – 97 (71.3 per 100,000 population)

BCUHB stats:

• Total confirmed COVID-19 cases from North Wales as of September 30 – 67,471

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) – the largest health board in Wales – has reported 1,037 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 1,502 for the health board area.

Vaccine status:

The latest vaccination figures for Wales reveals that over 2,376,310 people have taken up the offer of a single COVID vaccine dose. Meanwhile, a total of 2,222,830 people are double jabbed.

These figures cover the entire country of Wales and all those eligible for a vaccine dose.

The national picture:

Across Wales, another 2,580 COVID cases were confirmed in the latest figures, meaning that 355,542 people are now known to have contracted the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

There were 13 more deaths reported on Thursday, with the figure at 5,892 across Wales since the start of the pandemic.