Another 16 people have died from the coronavirus in Wales and over 1,300 new cases have been reported, according to the latest data.
Public Health Wales (PHW), in its daily update on Sunday November 15, announced that another 1,333 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a laboratory test. This was an increase from 933 from Saturday.
The total number of people in Wales who have now died from the laboratory-confirmed coronavirus now stands at 2,207. The true number of deaths reported by the Office of National Statistics was 2,884 on October 30.
The daily number of cases saw a sharp rise on Sunday, however more tests have been done in the past 24 hours. 15,630 tests were carried out on Saturday compared to 12,241 the day before.
Wales’ infection rate also saw a slight increase with 164.5 positive cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days (6-12 November) compared to 156.1 per 100,000 on Saturday.
- Deaths reported today: 16
- Cases reported today: 1,333 (up from 933 on Saturday)
- Number of tests performed: 15,630 (against 12,241 the day before)
- Total laboratory confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 2,207
Merthyr Tydfil remains the local authority with the highest number of cases per 100,000 people on an average of seven days with 336.5 cases, down from 346.5 on Saturday.
However, the infection rate in Rhondda Cynon Taf has increased from 269.4 cash desks for 100.00 from Saturday to 282.3 every 100,000 on Sundays.
Blaenau Gwent also saw a rise with 296.3 cases for 100.00, increasing from 267.7 a day ago.
Cardiff reported most cases in Sunday’s figures with 160 followed by Rhondda Cynon Taf with 155, Swansea with 149, Caerphilly with 146 and Newport with 103.
Local authority areas that saw double-digit case increases included Blaenau Gwent with 68, Neath Port Talbot with 81, Bridgend with 72, Torfaen with 49, Monmouthshire with 33, Flintshire with 35 and Conwy with 10. In Denbighshire there are There were 14 new cases while Gwynedd saw 10, Merthyr Tydfil had 39, Powys 19, the Vale of Glamorgan saw 42, Torfaen had 49, and Wrexham had 27.
Anglesey has reported two new cases while Ceredigion has seen nine and Pembrokeshire has had six.
Cases per 100,000 for seven consecutive days (November 6-12)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Blaenau Gwent: 296.3 (Up)
Caerphilly: 220.4 (up)
Torfaen: 172.4 (up)
Newport: 158.4 (up)
Monmouthshire: 125.8 (up)
Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board
Wrexham: 145.6 (down)
Flintshire: 133.9 (down)
Denbighshire: 78.4 (Up)
Conwy: 57.2 (Down)
Gwynedd: 48.2 (Up)
Anglesey: 34.3 (down)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cardiff: 152.9 (up)
Vale of Glamorgan: 113.0 (Up)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil: 336.5 (down)
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 282.3 (Up)
Bridgend: 210.8 (up)
Hywel University Health Council Dda
Carmarthenshire: 145.7 (up)
Ceredigion: 70.2 (Down)
Pembrokeshire: 54.8 (up)
Powys Health Education Commission
Powys: 104.3 (Down)
Swansea Bay University Health Council
Neath Port Talbot: 285.4 (up)
Swansea: 217.0 (Up)
Total Wales – 164.5 (up)
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Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for New Coronavirus Outbreak Response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales strongly advises the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit coronavirus transmission.
“During this first weekend since the fire restrictions were lifted, we remind everyone that the coronavirus is still active in our communities and therefore this does not mean a return to normal.
“We ask the public to observe the new regulations and to limit contact with other people as much as possible so that we all work together to reduce the number of positive cases.
“This means staying out of other people’s homes, limiting the time and number of people you meet, maintaining social distances and hand hygiene, working from home if you can and isolating yourself if you show coronavirus symptoms or are asked to do this by contacting the tracers.
“It is extremely important to make only essential journeys, to maintain a strict social distance from those we do not live with and to reduce the number of people we meet. All of these actions will help break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus and keep people safe.
“We understand that people will want to continue with their Christmas shopping now that the fire break is over and so we suggest that you try to visit the shops during off-peak hours, always keep social distance and wear a face cover if You can. Options like “click and collect” or online shopping may also be something to consider. “