Another 33 people have died of coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,400 new positive cases have been confirmed.
The latest statistics from Public Health Wales (PHW) on Friday show that 1,471 people tested positive for the virus in Wales in the last reporting period.
This brings the number of positive tests since the start of the outbreak to 85,432 people, while 2,671 people have died with the laboratory-confirmed coronavirus in Wales.
The infection rate across Wales as a whole now stands 252.7 Per 100,000 people based on the 7 days through November 30. This is an increase from 237.9 on Thursday.
- Deaths reported today: 33
- Cases reported today: 1,471 (down from 1,473 on Thursday)
- Number of tests conducted: 15,217 (up from 14,212 on Thursday)
- Total laboratory confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 2,671
Plainau Joint The local authority remains in Wales with the highest infection rate in Wales, with an average of seven days 502.4 Per 100,000 residents, a significant increase from 468.1 the day before.
Neath Port Talbot He is second with 464, Up from 434.0 yesterday.
Torphine It ranks third with hit rate 402.3 Per 100.00, up from 382.1 on Thursday.
Every but one local authority reported a seven-day rise in infection rate from the previous day’s figures.
The local authorities with the highest number of new cases on Thursday include Cardiff with 199, Swansea with 171, Newport Talbot with 141, RCT with 121, Curveli with 110 and Carmarthenshire with 86.
Other areas with high new case rates are Bridgend with 73, Newport with 70, Plainau Joint with 65, Turfen with 59, Merthyr Tydfil with 55, Ville of Glamorgan with 48, Monmouthshire and Wrexham with 45, Pembrokeshire with 41, Seredegion with 30 and Flintshire. With 23.
Local authorities with fewer than 20 cases include Powys with 17, Denbighshire with 15, Anglesey with 10, Gwynedd with nine and Conwy with five.
Cases per 100,000 trades over seven days (Nov 25 – Dec 1)
Anurin Bevan University Health Board
Plainau Joint: 502.4 (from 468.1)
Turphine: 402.3 (out of 382.1)
Newport: 333.6 (of 309)
Curvelly: 324.7 (up from 306.0)
Monmouthshire: 223.1 (vs 194.5)
Betsy Cadwallader University Health Board
Wrexham: 206.7 (from 196.4)
Flintshire: 119.2 (unchanged)
Anglesey: 84.2 (out of 77.1)
Denbighshire: 78.4 (out of 67.9)
Conwy: 40.1 (out of 37.5)
Joinid: 35.3 (up from 32.1)
Cardiff University Health Board and Vail
Cardiff: 263.8 (from 245)
Glamorgan Valley: 202.1 (from 194.6)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Merthyr Tedfil: 394.5 (out of 377.9)
Ronda Sinon Taff: 365.6 (out of 335.7)
Bridgend: 255 (from 242.8)
Hywel University Health Board Dda
Carmarthenshire: 241.6 (of 224.6)
Pembrokeshire: 151 (out of 148.6)
Ceredigion: 137.6 (height from 136.2)
Boise Health Teaching Board
Powys: 91.4 (of 88.3)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Neath Port Talbot: 464 (of 434)
Swansea: 366 (up from 355.5)
Wales overall – 252.7 (up from 237.9)
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Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Response to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak at Public Health Wales said: “The New Wales government restrictions come into effect at 6 pm today, covering travel and the hospitality sector.
“People living in Wales cannot travel to areas of England at Level III or areas of Scotland at Level III or above. In these circumstances, travel outside of Wales is only permitted under limited circumstances, such as work or education.
“The people you do not live with cannot come into your home, unless you have formed an extended family (or“ bubble ”) with them (except in very limited circumstances).
“Bars, restaurants, bars and cafes must close at 6 PM, except for fast food services, and you will not be able to serve alcoholic drinks.
Indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, bingo halls, soft play centers and bowling alleys should be closed on the same date, and indoor attractions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites should be closed to visitors.
“Public Health Wales strongly urges that these rules be followed, to avoid transmission of the coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”
Dr Howe said it is now clear from the data that coronavirus cases are on the rise in most parts of Wales, reversing the downward trend we’ve observed as a result of breaking the fires.
He added: “The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has now authorized the first vaccine for Covid-19 as safe and effective based on an independent, detailed review of the evidence from large-scale clinical trials.
“The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has become the first vaccine to receive MHRA approval in the UK, and 40 million doses of the vaccine will soon be available for delivery across the UK, with Wales receiving their allocations based on population.
“This is welcome news, but the effects of the vaccine may not appear nationally for several months and it is extremely important that everyone continues to follow the advice on keeping Wells safe; keep contacts with other people to a minimum, and keep the following – a meter away from others Wash your hands regularly, wear a face cover when needed, and isolate yourself when prompted.
Due to the high number of positive cases in Turfen, Anurin Bevan University Health Board runs a number of mobile Covid-19 testing units across the province. The mobile units will provide a quick test service for residents living nearby, and more details can be found at Torfaen Board and ABUHB’s social media channels.
Torfaen residents who experience mild symptoms of the Coronavirus such as fever, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell, or feeling generally unwell should call 0300 30 31222 or visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test To book the test.
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