Rates, cases and deaths of coronavirus infections across all parts of Wales on Saturday 17th October


Five more people have died in Wales after testing positive for the coronavirus and more than 670 new positive cases have been recorded. The latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) from Saturday 17th October show that 674 positive cases were recorded in 24 hours and five people have died, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,708.

Cardiff remains the local authority with the highest number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants with 239 cases in the last seven days after adjusting for the population, against 236.8 on Friday.

Bridgend now the second highest rate at 192,5 per 100,000, against 183.6 the day before, while Rhondda Cynon Taf was third with 169,9 (down from 176.2 yesterday).

The other local communities registering more than 100 cases per 100,000 including Wrexham with 180.2 (against 173.6), Merthyr Tydfil with 179, Flintshire with 137.7, Blaenau Gwent with 1450.3, Swansea with 139.9, Conwy with 132.2, Neath Port Talbot with 138.2.

the Wales the overall infection rate is 125,4 per 100,000, a decrease of 128.7 recorded the day before.

Several hospitals are now reporting outbreaks of Covid-19, including the Royal Glamorgan, Royal Gwent, Princess of Wales, Prince Charles and Morriston.

Here are the main details for Saturday:

  • Deaths reported today: 5

  • Cases reported today: 979 (up from 979 Friday)

  • Number of tests carried out yesterday: 8,846 (compared to 9,823 on Friday)

  • Total number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 1,708

Case map:

These are the areas with the highest seven-day rolling totals for new cases (October 7 to 13). All figures are reported as population-adjusted cases (per 100,000 inhabitants):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Council

Blaenau Gwent: 150,3 (bass)

Newport: 57,5 ​​(bas)

Torfaen: 72.4 (plus)

Caerphilly: 98,3 (bas)

Monmouthshire: 61 (top)

Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Council

Flintshire: 137,7 (bas)

Wrexham: 180,2 (plus)

Conwy: 132,2 (shallow)

Denbighshire: 124,4 (bas)

Gwynedd: 84,3 (shallow)

Anglesey: 45,7 (bas)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Council

Cardiff: 239 (above)

Vale of Glamorgan: 54.6 (bass)

Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 179 (en haut)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 169,9 (bass)

Bridgend: 192.5 (more)

Hywel Dda University Health Council

Carmarthenshire: 71,0 (bas)

Ceredigion: 24,8 (Umchanged)

Pembrokeshire: 27 (Umchanged)

Powys Health Education Council

Powys: 46,1 (bass)

Swansea Bay University Board of Health

Swansea: 139,3 (bas)

Neath Port Talbot: 138,2 (plus)

Wales overall: 125.4 (bottom)

Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Response to the Covid-19 Outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘Coronavirus cases continue to rise in all parts of Wales, including areas where local restrictions are in place.

“The public health message has not changed and is more important than ever; It is essential that people in all parts of Wales adhere to social distancing guidelines that stay two meters from others, avoid socializing with people outside your household and wash their hands regularly. They should also immediately self-isolate when asked to do so.

“We have seen an increase in the transmission of the coronavirus in social settings, and would like to remind the public that the virus spreads very well in social situations. If you need to visit these types of places then:

  • Do not mix with anyone other than the people you live with;
  • Stay 2 m from people you don’t live with;
  • If you are contacted by Test, Trace, Protect, please be honest about where you have been and with whom

Investigation: Are you following the foreclosure rules?

“Local restrictions are now in place in Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan and Wrexham. and in the hyperlocal areas of Bangor and Llanelli.

“People who live in these areas must abide by these restrictions to protect themselves, their family, friends, the elderly and vulnerable and keep Wales safe. For more information on restrictions in your area, visit the Welsh Government website.

“We are aware of the misinformation circulating on social media which suggests that testing for Covid-19 generates a positive result for the flu or cold virus. This is completely incorrect. The swab test for Covid-19 was specifically developed to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus also known as COVID-19 and has a proven accuracy rate of 99.91%.

“We will remind everyone to make sure they get their information from established and trusted organizations: Public Health Wales, Welsh Government and NHS Wales, and not to share anything from unverified sources.”


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