MORE than 300 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Wrexham and Flintshire, according to the latest public health data.

Figures released by Public Health Wales reveal that as of January 13, there were 187 new confirmed cases in Wrexham and 121 confirmed in Flintshire.

These figures take the total confirmed cases to date in Wrexham to 8,603 with Flintshire standing at 6,785.

Regionally, the latest figures show there were a total of 443 new cases confirmed across North Wales covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, taking the overall total up to 24,697.

Conwy saw 31 new confirmed case, with five in Anglesey, 77 in Denbighshire, and 22 in Gwynedd.

There have been 66 new suspected COVID-related deaths across Wales.

To date, the total number of people in Wales who have died after testing positive for coronavirus stands at 4,063.

So far, 1,393,625 people have undergone coronavirus tests in Wales.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: "The number of positive Coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern.

"All of Wales remains in lockdown.

"We ask that the public adopts the same mindset for this lockdown as they did in March 2020.

"We understand that people are fatigued but with a more transmissible variant of coronavirus circulating across Wales it is vital that we all keep to the lockdown restrictions in place.

"This means stay at home.

"If exercising outdoors, please do this alone or with members of your household or support bubble and if possible, only once a day.

"Shop online but if you do need to visit essential retail do this alone.

"If you must leave home keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face mask.

"Public Health Wales urges everyone to follow the rules, to avoid transmission of Coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable."