Two other people died with Corona Virus In Wales, more than 750 new cases were reported by Public Health Wales on Friday, 9 October.
The latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) show that 766 new positive cases were diagnosed after laboratory testing, an increase of 638 on Thursday.
The NHS also said that two new deaths have been reported among people who have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 1646.
The increase in cases means that the overall incidence rate in Wales is over 100 cases per 100,000 for the first time, reaching 102.9 cases per 100,000 people on a rolling average of seven days. However, more testing is being done now than during the height of the epidemic.
18 out of 22 local authorities in Wales saw a rise in overall infection rate on Friday.
Merthyr Tydfil It currently has the highest infection rate in Wales with 213.8 New cases per 100,000 people on a rolling seven-day average, down from 223.8 on Thursday.
The Rhondda Cynon Taf followed at 171.2 cases per 100,000, down from 178.2 the previous day.
These two areas are covered by the Health Council Cwm Taf Morgannwg as there is currently an outbreak of cases in Royal Glamorgan Hospital and a smaller outbreak at Prince Charles Hospital and Princess of Wales Hospital.
Other local authority areas recorded more than 100 cases per 100,000 covered Flintshire With 150.5, Swansea With 137.3, Wrexham With 155.9, Bridgend With 134.6, Cardiff With 148.8.7, Neath Port Talbot With 117.9 and Denbighhire With 107.6.
The overall infection rate in Wales was 102.9 cases per 100,000, up 95.1 on Thursday.
There are now about 2.35 million people in local enclosures across Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Cardiff, Swansea, Plainau Joint, Bridgend, Kerveli Borough, Lanelli in Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tidville, Ronda Sinon Tafal, Newport, Neathport Talbot Glamorgan. And turphine.
These are the main details on Thursday:
- Deaths reported today: 2
- Cases reported today: 766 (up from 638 on Thursday)
- Number of tests conducted yesterday: 12,539 (Friday’s increase from 9,966)
- Total laboratory confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 1,646
Cardiff recorded the highest number of new cases on Friday with 143, followed by RCT with 71, Swansea with 64, Neathport Talbot 43, Bridgend with 40, Caerville 37, Flintshire and Wrexham 34 each, Conwy 30.
Other double-digit local authorities include Newport with 22, Gwynid with 29, Denbigh with 20, and Carmarthenshire with 23.
Meanwhile, Monmouthshire has reported three new cases, Siridegion two cases, Pembrokeshire nine and Boyz eight.
There were 94 cases from people outside of Wales included in the numbers, which Public Health Wales said mainly refers to young people who have Welsh home addresses but are currently living outside of Wales.
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Cwm University Health Board Taf Morgannwg has also released a new daily update on the coronavirus outbreak at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, as another outbreak-related death has been reported, bringing the total to 25.
There are 135 cases linked to the outbreak of the Corona virus in the hospital, an increase of six from Thursday.
The Health Council also reported three new deaths linked to the outbreak at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr, bringing the total number there to four, and 18 cases (one increase from Thursday).
At the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, there was one outbreak-related death and 16 cases.
The Health Council said the deaths included in the outbreaks are caused by patients whose deaths are linked to Covid-19 but not necessarily directly due to the virus.
These are the regions with the highest seven-day rolling totals for new cases (30 September to 6 October). All numbers were reported as case-adjusted population (per 100,000 people):
Anurin Bevan University Health Board
Blaenau Gwent: 90.2 (up)
Newport: 48.5 (up)
Turphine: 63.9 (up)
Curvelly: 76.8 (up)
Monmouthshire: 33.8 (up)
Betsy Cadwalder University Health Board
Flintshire: 150.5 (up)
Wrexham: 155.9 (up)
Conwy: 80.2 (up)
Denbighshire: 107.6 (up)
Joinid: 89.1 (up)
Anglesey: 25.7 (up)
Cardiff University Health Board and Vail
Cardiff: 148.8 (up)
Glamorgan Valley: 59.1 (up)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Merthyr Tidfil: 213.8 (down)
Ronda Sinon Tuff: 171.2 (bottom)
Bridgend: 134.6 (up)
Hywel University Health Board Dda
Carmarthenshire: 50.9 (down)
Ceredigion: 41.3 (bottom)
Pembrokeshire: 24.6 (up)
Boise Health Teaching Board
Powys: 31.7 (up)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea: 137.3 (up)
Neath Port Talbot: 117.3 (up)
Wales overall: 102.9 (up)
Dr Robin Howe, Director of Accident Response for the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Response in Public Health in Wales said: “As we approach World Mental Health Day tomorrow (October 10, 2020), we remind everyone of the importance of checking with family and friends who may be struggling – even if this is not the case. Possible face to face due to local restrictions in many regions, just picking up a phone can make a huge difference on someone’s day.
“A recent Public Health Survey in Wales revealed that more than one in five (21 per cent) of people worry a lot about their mental health, and that 55 per cent of those who have children at home worry a lot about the well-being of their children.”
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There are resources to support mental health and well-being from the How are You Doing at Campaign www.phw.nhs.wales/howareyoudoing. If you have serious concerns about your mental health, please contact your GP.
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