THE LATEST number of coronavirus cases at Wrexham Maelor Hospital has been confirmed by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.

The North Wales health board says that there are currently 59 confirmed cases at the hospital - two down from yesterday's number.

There also remains a "small number" of cases at Deeside and Mold community hospitals, as well as at Chirk Hospital.

Gill Harris, executive director of Nursing and Midwifery at Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, said: “Please help us to continue to reduce the risk of transmission by only visiting the Wrexham Maelor site if it is absolutely necessary.

"Supporting vulnerable family or friends, or accessing healthcare services, remain the only reasons anyone other than staff should be accessing the site.

“From today, we are also asking people who visit all of our sites to wear a mask or face covering.

“Our Patient Advice and Liaison Support Service has a Letters to Loved Ones service in place to help you keep in touch with friends and family in hospital without needing to visit.

“We urge residents across North Wales, not just in the Wrexham area, to continue to follow the guidance set by Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

“Signs to look out for include a new continuous cough, high temperature, and a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell."