Another 29 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 Saturday show 1,445 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Wales – the highest number seen since the fire lockdown ended.
This means that the infection rate has now increased significantly over the past two weeks across Wales – and it is rising in most local authority areas.
About 78,536 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Wales since the outbreak began, while 2,523 people have died with the laboratory-confirmed coronavirus.
The infection rate across Wales as a whole now stands 200.3 Per 100,000 residents based on the seven days through November 25, up slightly from 189.8 in data released on Friday.
Plainau Joint Wales still has the highest infection rate, with an average of seven days 430.8, Up from 377.9 the previous day.
Torphine It is the second highest 424.6, Up from 345.9, while Newport It is ranked third, at 321.3, up from 298.7.
As for the new cases confirmed on Friday, the regions with the largest number are Rhondda Cynon Taf with 204, Cardiff with 174, Swansea with 134, Newport with 105 and Turphine with 100.
Other regions with high new case rates are Blaenau Gwent with 83, Bridgend with 74, Caerphilly with 89, Carmarthenshire with 65, Neath Port Talbot with 63, Wrexham with 45, Merthyr Tydfil with 44 and Vale of Glamorgan with 55.
Pembrokeshire has reported 39 new cases, Serdigen 17, Boise 25, Monmouthshire 32 and Flintshire 34.
Conwy only had three cases, Gwynid had six, and Anglesey had nine.
- Deaths reported today: 29
- Cases reported today: 1,445 (up from 11.05 on Friday)
- Number of tests conducted: 16,798 (up from 12,709 on Friday)
- Total laboratory confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 2,523
Number of cases per 100,000 in circulation 7 days (18-24 Nov)
Anurin Bevan University Health Board
Plainau Joint: 430.8 (up from 377.9)
Curvelly: 277.2 (up from 268.9)
Monmouthshire: 162.8 (down from 156.5)
Newport: 321.3 (from 298.7)
Turphine: 424.6 (out of 345.9)
Betsy Cadwallader University Health Board
Anglesey: 52.8 (up from 40.0)
Conwy: 17.9 (down from 19.6)
Denbighshire: 84.6 (down from 82.6)
Flintshire: 101.2 (down from 108.9)
Joinid: 26.5 (up from 24.1)
Wrexham: 164.8 (of 151.5)
Cardiff University Health Board and Vail
Cardiff: 196.2 (from 184.0)
Glamorgan Valley: 155.7 (up from 140.7)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Bridgend: 189.7 (down from 203.3)
Merthyr Tydfil: 283.5 (up from 260.3)
Ronda Sinon Taff: 275.6 (out of 252.4)
Hywel University Health Board Dda
Carmarthenshire: 212.4 (from 208.2)
Ceredigion: 167.8 (up from 156.8)
Pembrokeshire: 108.9 (out of 95.4)
Boise Health Teaching Board
Powys: 74.8 (down from 76.3)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Neathport Talbot: 275.6 (less than 294.5)
Swansea: 259.8 (up from 249.4)
Wales total – 200.3 (increase from 189.8)
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It turns out that Wales is considering imposing restrictions similar to those in Level 3 in Scotland, under which bars and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcohol and must close by 6 pm.
Stricter rules will go into effect in Wales starting next Friday, with Mark Drakford saying the nation needs “as much height as possible” to ease restrictions before Christmas.
“We must now also use the coming weeks to limit the spread of the virus and create a further increase in the Christmas period,” said the Prime Minister in Wales. You can read What does that mean here.
It has already been announced that three families will be allowed to bubble over Christmas from December 23 to December 27. The rules are here.
Drakford said new restrictions are needed because rates are very high in some parts of Wales.
He said: “All this is necessary because we need more national efforts to reduce rates in those parts of the country where they are high and to protect those areas from getting worse, where cases are less.”
“The national approach can protect us all.”
He added, “We are particularly concerned about the increases we’re seeing in people under the age of 25.”
“ Over the course of the pandemic, this is how the virus has spread – first among the younger age groups and then into the older and more vulnerable groups.
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Dr Jerry Shankar, Accident Manager for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response in Public Health in Wales said:
Public Health Organization in Wales welcomes the decision of the Welsh government to impose restrictions on indoor spaces prior to Christmas, in order to reduce the chances of the virus spreading in our communities and keep people safe.
“We await details of the Welsh government’s deliberations on any further restrictions.
“We understand that people will want to do their Christmas shopping at this time of year. We suggest trying to visit the shops at off-peak times, to always maintain social distancing and wear a face covering if you can. Options like” click and collect “or buying online might be something It must also be taken into account.
“The holiday period is important for people all over Wales who want to be with their loved ones during the holidays, especially after a very difficult year, but we would like to remind everyone that each of us must continue to take personal responsibility to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, especially if They were too weak or weak.For many, this would mean that it was not possible to celebrate Christmas in the usual way.
Public Health Wales encourages everyone who lives, works, or studies at Merthyr Tydfil to attend the group testing service at the Recreation Center as soon as possible – even if they do not have symptoms.
“Thanks to those who actually attended and took a test, as this will help us break the transmission chains in the area. However, for the exercise to be as successful as possible, we need as many people in the area as possible for testing.
For more information about the test exercise, visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/exercising The MTCBC website.
“A person 11 years of age or older without any symptoms can be tested, but children under the age of 18 will need parental consent. The more people tested, the higher our chances of reducing the spread of the virus.
“People who have symptoms should also be tested but need to book a test either by calling 119 or Click here.
“ The Public Health Authority of Wales strongly advises the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we all do our best to limit the transmission of the Coronavirus.
“We would like to remind everyone that Coronavirus is still active in our societies, so this does not mean a return to normal life.
“We ask the public to observe regulations and limit their contact with other people as much as possible so that we work together to reduce the number of positive cases.
“This means staying out of other people’s homes, limiting the times and numbers of people you meet, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene, working from home if you can, and self-isolating if you develop symptoms of the Coronavirus or are asked to do so by tracing contact.
All of these measures will help break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus, and keep people safe.
“ The measures were taken following reports from the health authorities in Denmark of the discovery of a large-scale outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink farms, with the subsequent spread of a mink virus in the local community.
“As a precaution, Denmark was removed from the list of coronavirus travel lanes in the UK on Friday 6 November. Any traveler returning to the UK will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days in accordance with national guidelines and legislation. https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/self-isolating-when-you-arrive.
“ We also advise all members of the public who are afflicted with mink or rodents to avoid contact with them while showing symptoms of COVID.
“We recognize that many people may find life more difficult, leading to mental health difficulties. There are many agencies that provide help and support, including the CALL helpline on 0800 132 737, which will refer callers to the most appropriate organization according to their needs. .
If you are experiencing severe mental distress or have suicidal thoughts, please call Samaritans Cymru toll-free on 116123. You can also find advice and guidance resources on our website website If you need some help or are worried about a loved one.
“NHS Wales is still here to help you if you need care, and it is important that you continue to attend appointments and seek help with urgent medical issues. You should call in advance and follow any guidelines established by your local surgery, dentist, optometrist or health service to protect you and your staff, including This includes the need to stay two meters away from other patients.
“If you or a member of your family shows symptoms of the Coronavirus, such as coughing, fever, or a change in the sense of taste or smell, you must immediately isolate yourself and book a free Coronavirus test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test Or by calling 119.
Helpful support and advice is available via the NHS COVID-19 app. In addition to providing alerts if you have been in contact with someone infected with the Coronavirus, the app will also inform you of the current level of risk in your area.
Information about coronavirus symptoms is available on the Public Health Wales website, or via the NHS 111 Wales symptom checker.
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