Concerns have been raised about the number of people still falling ill with coronavirus across Denbighshire.

Speaking at the county council’s Cabinet meeting on Tuesday Cllr Bobby Feeley, lead member for wellbeing and independence, Bobby Feeley said the effects of the virus are still being seen in care homes.

Denbighshire has seen the most cases of the virus of all North Wales’ six counties and also has the highest rates of Covid-19 infection per 100,000, which is a more accurate guide for measuring counties with differing populations.

Up to May 17 the rate of infection per 100,000 people in the county was 434.3, with the next worst infection rate in the north being in Conwy with 348.2 per 100,000.

Cllr Feeley told the cabinet meeting: “As Lead Member I am very concerned about coronavirus and the impact that can be seen now in care homes, hospitals and communities.

“Although numbers generally across Wales are now reducing, there are still people getting sick and some, sadly dying.

“Our thoughts are with all those who have lost someone to this terrible virus.

“Unfortunately the numbers of positive cases in North Wales, including Denbighshire, are still increasing.

“This is partly due to access to testing and we are working with colleagues in BCUHB and PHW to learn more about the differing levels of infection.

“That being said coronavirus is still with us and our council officers continue to provide support to all care homes and social care providers to protect our most vulnerable residents.

“Can I finish by urging everyone to adhere to the Welsh Government guidelines to stay at Home – protect the NHS – Save Lives.”

At the beginning of the meeting council leader Huw Evans called for a “moment of reflection to remember the people affected by the virus” both in Denbighshire and across Wales.

He said: “This has been a distressing time for all, including people in Denbighshire.”