Daily update on deaths and coronavirus cases in Wales for Friday 28 August

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No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Wales in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures.Public Health Wales (PHW), which records all laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths, has released its latest daily update.

The number of new cases reported by PHW today (August 28) is 34.

This compares to 35 Thursday, 34 Wednesday, 28 Tuesday and 19 Monday.

Here are the main details of Thursday’s release:

Deaths reported today: 0

Cases Reported Today: 34

Number of new tests: 4704

Total number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 1,595

Deaths in Wales where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate (latest ONS data): 2,551

PHW said on Friday the number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases of the coronavirus in Wales increased by 34 to bring the total to 17,877.

Cardiff had the highest number of new cases with six reported.

Rhondaa Cynon Taf saw the second highest with four new cases, followed by Monmouthshire with three.

Caerphilly, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwenydd, Wrexham, Bridgend and Swansea have all recorded two new cases of the virus.

Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Neath Port Talbot have all reported one new case each.

All other local authorities have not reported any new cases.

These are the areas with the highest seven-day moving averages for new cases – one of the main benchmarks monitored by Public Health Wales.

All figures are reported as adjusted cases for the population (100,000 people).

Cardiff: 12,0

Merthyr Tydfil: 9,9

Ceredigion: 5.5

Monmouthshire: 5,3

Wrexham: 5,1

Pembrokeshire: 4,8

(All other regions have below the Welsh average of 4.3 cases per 100,000 population)

The cumulative number of deaths by health authority area in Wales:

The so-called “real” death figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which include deaths in all locations and also when Covid-19 is suspected rather than confirmed, revealed that 2,551 had died with the virus in Wales recorded until August 14.

Despite a testing capacity of over 15,000 per day in Wales, 4,704 tests took place on Thursday 27 August.

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