FOUR people died after testing positive for Covid in the latest weekly period.

It comes as heath bosses have warned of a spike in cases in the UK over the last week.

Covid-19 infections in the UK jumped by more than half a million in a week.

Experts have said figures show the rise is likely driven by the latest Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.

READ MORE: Health Board renews its 'wear masks' plea due to Covid-19 outbreak

A total of 2.3 million people in private households are estimated to have had the virus last week, up 32% from a week earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The deaths in North Wales, during the week ending June 17, occurred in Conwy (2), Denbighshire (1) and Gwynedd (1).

A total of 7,546 Covid-related deaths have been recorded across Wales since the start of the pandemic.

In North Wales they can be broken down to:

  • Anglesey - 153
  • Conwy - 319
  • Denbighshire - 310
  • Flintshire - 485
  • Gwynedd - 238
  • Wrexham - 459

The figures include anyone whose death certificate – registered in the week ending Friday – mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

Deaths in Wales are recorded by registration date, and are allocated to the deceased's usual area of residence.

Meanwhile, health bosses have warned that the coronavirus pandemic has not gone away, after cases in Wales have risen to their highest level since April.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – released on Friday, July 1 – show an estimated 3.49 per cent of the Welsh population is testing positive for Covid – or just under one in every 29 people – in the seven days up to June 24.

This is a rise from previous week’s figure of 2.25 per cent – or one in every 44 people in Wales.