OVER 250 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Flintshire and Wrexham.

Public Health Wales figures released on Wednesday (December 1) show that 252 new cases were confirmed in the two counties in the 24-hour period between November 29 and 30.

Of these, 145 were in Flintshire and 107 in Wrexham.

As of November 26, Flintshire's seven-day infection rate stood at 498, while Wrexham's was at 487.

Across North Wales as a whole, 634 new cases were confirmed in the latest 24-hour period.

As of November 21, there were 96 people being treated for Covid-19 in North Wales hospitals - making up roughly 4 per cent of all inpatients.

During the peak of the second wave of the virus last winter, there were over 300 people being treated in North Wales hospitals.

Sadly, a further seven people who had tested Covid-positive in the last 28 days died in Wales in the latest 24-hour period.

This takes the total number of suspected Covid-related deaths in Wales to 6,412 since the start of the pandemic.