How Coronavirus is now impacting on Conwy County


May 30, 2020

86 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across Wales in the past 24 hours according to the latest 2pm bulletin from Public Health Wales. 41% of these new cases are in North Wales.

Conwy and Denbighshire fared better than the past number of days with 4 new cases in Conwy and 7 in Denbighshire.

However, overall Conwy has appeared to be one of the most affected local authority areas in Wales in terms of spread of the virus when factoring in the size of the county's population. It has a very high number of cases per 10,000 people.

Denbighshire is now highlighted as one of North Wales hotspots in terms of overall infection rates.

The spread of the virus was initially slow but has increased particularly in the past two weeks. Experts are looking to ascertain whether the area has yet reached its peak.

Across Wales there were 14 new deaths of people who tested positive for COVID-19 - a total of 1,331.

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:

“We welcome yesterday’s Welsh Government announcement that people from two different households in the same local area will be able to meet up outdoors from Monday, provided they continue to maintain social distancing and strict hand hygiene.

“The announcement adds that, as a general rule, people should not travel more than five miles from home. This will help to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading as people begin to travel more.

“Over the weekend, current social distancing rules remain in effect - stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives.

“Future relaxation of lockdown measures will also be dependent on everyone following advice set out in the ‘Test, Trace, Protect’ strategy, including self-isolating when required.

“Information about the symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to look out for is available on the Public Health Wales website, or members of the public can use the NHS Wales symptom checker.

“Anyone experiencing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can now apply for a home testing kit using the new UK online portal. For further information and a link to the booking website, visit: www.gov.wales/coronavirus or www.llyw.cymru/coronafeirws.

"This will be supported by a national 119 phone service, through which people can also order a home test."

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