MORE than 30 new cases of covid-19 have been reported across North Wales, health chiefs have confirmed.

Public Health Wales announced on Monday afternoon that 189 new cases of the virus have been reported across Wales, in addition to a further eight deaths.

The organisation has said its covid-19 data dashboard was not updated on Friday or Sunday, meaning today's figures represents 48 hours of data - as will tomorrow's.

Of the new cases across Wales, 32 were reported in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area.

There were:

  • 8 in Wrexham
  • 8 in Gwynedd
  • 6 in Flintshire
  • 5 on Anglesey
  • 3 in Conwy
  • 2 in Denbighshire

Public Health Wales also confirmed the number of suspected covid-19 deaths in lab confirmed cases in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area now stands at 932.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Mirroring arrangements at Christmas time, we did not publish Coronavirus data on our dashboard on Good Friday (April 2) or on Easter Sunday (April 4).

"We anticipated that the reported case numbers produced on Monday and Tuesday April 2021 would therefore be around double the usual 24 hour figure.

“The reported case numbers for Monday, April 5, which cover the 48 hour period up to 9am on Saturday, has followed the anticipated trend.

“The Welsh Government has announced a series of measures over the coming months which will take Wales into Alert Level 3 by May 17, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable.

“On April 12, all children will return to face to face education, all post-16 learners will return to further education, and training centres and university campuses will be able to open for blended face to face learning for all students.

“On the same day, all remaining shops can reopen, and all close contact services including mobile services can resume.

“In addition, travel restrictions on travelling into and out of Wales will be lifted. "However, restrictions on travel to countries outside the Common Travel Area without a reasonable excuse, remain in place.

“Also on April 12, viewings at wedding venues can resume by appointment, and outdoor canvassing for elections can begin.

“This slight easing of Covid lockdown rules is encouraging, however while the number of cases is declining overall, there are still several areas which have significantly higher rates.

“Over the Easter break we remind the general public that that Coronavirus has not gone away, and that there is still a large number of people who have not been vaccinated.

"It is therefore vital that we all maintain constant vigilance, by keeping 2m apart from people that you don’t live with, practising hand hygiene, and wearing a mask in indoor environments.

“Welsh Government restrictions state that you should not go into any other household or mix indoors with other people who you don’t live with."