THERE were more than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths reported in Wales in the last 24 hour period.

In the latest update from Public Health Wales on Thursday, it was reported that there have been 2,302 new positive tests for covid.

Sadly, a further 15 people have died after a positive covid test.

Of these new cases, 595 were in the Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board area here in North Wales.

Latest covid cases figures can be broken down to:

  • Gwynedd 138
  • Flintshire 121
  • Wrexham 100
  • Denbighshire 85
  • Conwy 77
  • Anglesey 74

Since the identification of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the vaccine programme in Wales has been ramped up.

Now, 2,474,162 people have received two doses of a vaccine, with 994,844 also having had a booster jab.

The rolling seven-day infection rate for Wales as a whole is currently 507.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Here in North Wales, only Conwy and Anglesey have rates below the national average.

Gwynedd and Anglesey have the highest rates in Wales, the only areas to have rates above 800 per 100,000.

Latest covid rates per 100k can be broken down to:

  • Gwynedd 872.7
  • Anglesey 839.5
  • Wrexham 602.4
  • Flintshire 531.7
  • Denbigshire 499.5
  • Conwy 421.5

The latest figures come as Wales anticipates new covid measures being announce for Wales at the Welsh Government's three-weekly review on Friday.