An alarming increase in positive Coronavirus cases on Anglesey has led to a fresh appeal from Council Leader, Councillor Llinos Medi, and Chief Executive, Annwen Morgan.
All residents are being urged to follow the all-Wales Alert Level 4 restrictions after alarming rapid rise in Coronavirus cases on Anglesey since the New Year.
Yesterday (Tuesday, January 5) alone, local data collected showed 29 positive cases on Anglesey.
The Anglesey Test, Trace and Protect Team have recorded 88 positive Coronavirus cases over the past five days alone. Anglesey recorded 229 during the whole of December. Based on these figures, we could be approaching our highest positivity rate since the pandemic began.
Cllr Llinos Medi said, “With positive cases increasing significantly on Anglesey, it is now more important than ever that we all follow the all-important guidance. The rules are there to protect our loved ones, our communities and the NHS.
“I fully appreciate that the last 10 months have been incredibly tough and challenging for us all. We can’t let all this hard work go to waste. We must continue to be as vigilant as possible.”
During the past week, more than 14% of the 839 Anglesey residents tested have come back as positive – an increase of 8% on the previous week.
Anglesey’s Chief Executive, Annwen Morgan, said, “We are currently seeing high levels of Coronavirus cases across all ages. This has led to an increase in both community and household transmission. I would again appeal to everyone to keep themselves, families, friends and Anglesey’s communities safe by complying fully with these current restrictions.”
She added, “The mobile Coronavirus testing centre is available in Llanfairpwll and I would urge anyone showing symptoms on Anglesey to arrange a test as soon as possible. If you do go for a test, it’s vital that everyone in your household self-isolates immediately until you get your result.”
Anglesey residents who are showing Coronavirus symptoms must book a test before visiting the testing centre. A test can be booked by phoning 119 or through the online portal: https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test.
The testing centre is located on the St Tysilio Park and Share Car Park and is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm.
To keep Anglesey and Wales safe:
- stay at home
- meet only the people you live with
- work from home if you can
- wear a face covering where required
- wash your hands regularly
- open windows to allow fresh air in
- stay 2 meters from anyone you do not live with
For more information about Alert Level 4 and answers to frequently asked question, please visit the Welsh Government website: https://gov.wales/alert-level-4