MORE than 1,300 new Covid cases have been recorded in Wales.

In Wednesday's update from Public Health Wales, it was reported that there had been 1,388 positive tests in the latest 24-hour period.

Sadly, 17 additional Covid-related deaths were also recorded.

Of the new cases in Wales as a whole, 271 were in the Betsi Cadwalader University Heath Board region here in North Wales.

Wrexham reported the most (81) followed by Flintshire (67).

This was the highest number of cases in a single region, followed by 256 in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board area.

The Powys Teaching Health Board area recorded just 46 new cases.

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

Anglesey 22

Conwy 26

Denbighshire 45

Flintshire 67

Gwynedd 30

Wrexham 81

The seven-day rolling coronavirus infection rate in Wales as a whole is now 427.9 per 100,000 population.

This is down from rates has high as 2,335.6 during the peak of the Omicron variant wave at the start of 2022.

In North Wales, only Wrexham has an infection rate above the national average.

The seven-day infection rate per 100k can be broken down to:

Anglesey 375.5

Conwy 376.3

Denbighshire 363.7

Flintshire 413.8

Gwynedd 335.6

Wrexham 446.5