Wales will come out of its 17-day lockdown on Monday,

Although it will take weeks for us to see how much difference the fire lock shutdown has made, there are already signs the number of cases has decreased.

Torfaen, which was the fastest growing place in Wales last week, is now experiencing the fastest downfall.

The majority of Wales continues to see a rise in the number of daily cases, but infection rates do not appear to be growing as rapidly in some parts of Wales, with Rexham, Cardiff, Conwy, Gwind, Monmouthshire, Anglesey and Turfine seeing a decline in case growth.

Merthyr Tydfil somehow remains the local authority with most cases per 100,000 on a seven-day average at 639.9, down from 719.4 on Wednesday. Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) recorded the second highest infection rate at 534.7 cases per 100,000, down from 556.7, while Blaenau Gwent ranked third with 501.0, down from 509.6 the previous day.

The average number of cases for Wales as a whole is now 254.9 cases per 100,000 People, down from 260.7 on Thursday.

We reviewed public health data for Wales to find out which places in Wales the disease is spreading most rapidly. We compared the numbers released on Friday, November 6, with the seven days before that.

These numbers are seven-day rolling totals for new cases adjusted for population ( Per 100,000 people ). It is important to remember that although these numbers are a useful guide, they are only part of the story.

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If the test increases significantly in one location, then there is likely to be a rise in confirmed cases.

Nevertheless, these numbers are still a vital factor in decision-making in the Welsh Government and Public Health in Wales.


The The county saw a spike mainly due to a particular day that had a lot of cases. Although it is technically growing faster, it still has a much lower overall rate than many regions.

Glamorgan Valley

Valley is the second-highest region in Wales after cases jumped more than 50% in a week. But with 155 cases per 100,000 the road is still a long way from places like Merthyr.


Although Pembriokeshire has grown rapidly, it’s mainly because he had very few cases to start with. It’s the place in Wales with the lowest Covid-19 rate for residents.

Places where rates are dropping the fastest


Torfaen went from the fastest growing spot last week to the fastest growing spot the next day.

The number of cases per 100,000 has increased from 365 last week to 192 now.


New cases have plummeted in Anglesey in recent days as the number of cases now stands at 70 per 100,000 residents.

This table shows the growth rates for each local authority: