ALMOST 4,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Wales.

The latest update from Public Health Wales covering the latest 48-hour period, reported that there had been 3,975 positive Covid tests in Wales.

Of these, 727 were here in North Wales.

Sadly, 18 people died after positive Covid tests in Wales since the last update.

In North Wales, the highest numbers of new cases were in Wrexham, Flintshire and Conwy.

The new Covid cases in North Wales can be broken down to:

Anglesey 66

Conwy 157

Denbighshire 97

Flintshire 130

Gwynedd 89

Wrexham 188

The seven-day rate for cases in Wales is 650.2/100,000 population.

This compares 2,335.5/100k on January 2, suggesting that Wales is now past the peak of the Omicron variant wave.

Only Conwy and Wrexham have higher seven-day rates than the national average.

Seven-day rate for Covid cases:

Anglesey 613.9

Conwy 656.9

Denbighshire 574.7

Flintshire 573.4

Gwynedd 496.1

Wrexham 751.0