It marks a decline from Friday, when 1,737 new cases were confirmed, becoming the highest daily total since the pandemic began in March.
However, it should be noted that many more tests are now done every 24 hours compared to the peak in April.
PHW also added that 13 more people had lost their lives to the virus in Wales, bringing the death toll to 1,872.
Merthyr Tydfil to some extent remains the local authority with the most cases per 100,000 over an average of seven days at 586,8, down from 608.4 on Friday.
Rhondda Cynon Taf had the second highest incidence rate with 515,2 cases per 100,000, compared to 496.1 on Friday, while Blaenau Gwent was third at 460.9, a jump from 439.4 the day before.
Wales as a whole now averages 251,0 houses per 100,000 people, an increase of 245.5 on Friday. The numbers are a seven-day moving average between October 22 and 28.
Here are the main details for Saturday:
- Deaths reported today: 13 (up from 11 on Friday)
Cases reported today: 1,301 (up from 1,737 on Friday)
Number of tests carried out: 11,899 (against 12,665 on Friday)
Total number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 1,872
Rhondda Cynon Taf reported the most positive cases in the past 24 hours with 204, followed by Swansea with 146, Neath Port Talbot with 128 and Cardiff with 126.
Other local authorities reporting a high number of cases include Caerphilly and Brigend with 76, Wrexham with 62, Carmarthenshire with 58, Flintshire with 55 and Blaenau Gwent with 56.
Meanwhile, Merthyr Tydfil had 34, Torfaen had 33, Newport had 27, Conwy had 25, Vale of Glamorgan had 23, Monmouthshire and Powys had 21, Denbighshire had 17, Pembrokeshire had 15, Gwynedd had 14, Anglesey had 13 and Ceredigion had 2.
Cases per 100,000 for seven rolling days
Aneurin Bevan University Health Council
Blaenau Gwent: 460.9 (plus)
Caerphilly: 304,8 (plus)
Torfaen: 263.9 (plus)
Newport: 176.5 (more)
Monmouthshire: 175,5 (plus)
Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Council
Wrexham: 263,3 (bas)
Flintshire: 179,4 (plus)
Anglesey: 117,1 (plus)
Conwy: 104,1 (shallow)
Denbighshire: 83.6 (top)
Gwynedd: 67,4 (bass)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Council
Cardiff: 318,6 (bas)
Vale of Glamorgan: 117.5 (and skin)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil: 586,8 (bass)
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 515,2 (plus)
Bridgend: 278.1 (more)
Hywel Dda University Health Council
Carmarthenshire: 151,5 (plus)
Ceredigion: 42,6 (bass)
Pembrokeshire: 42,1 (plus)
Powys Health Education Council
Powys: 106.5 (plus)
Swansea Bay University Board of Health
Neath Port Talbot: 372,6 (plus)
Swansea: 364,4 (plus)
Wales – 251.0 (up)
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Wales is now more than a week into its 17-day firewall lockdown.
Rules require people to stay home whenever possible, non-essential businesses have been closed, and high schools will close for students in grades 9 and up after midterm.
- Residents of Wales are urged to stay in their homes until Monday 9 November
- All non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses will close, as was the case during the March lockdown
- Community centers, libraries and recycling centers will also all be closed and places of worship will be closed except for funerals or wedding ceremonies.
- Primary and special schools will normally reopen after mid-term, but secondary schools will only reopen to students in grades 7 and 8 during the second week of the firebreak.
- No gatherings will be allowed either indoors or outdoors with people from other households, the only exceptions being single adults and single parents who may join another household for assistance.
Health Minister Vaughan Gething said a new set of national rules imposed after November 9 should be enough to see the country move into the New Year.
Speaking to Times Radio this morning (October 31), he said: “We have made it clear that we are acting at this point, we are acting to have a final firewall. We will see the benefits of this come after the firewall ends.
“We have also been very clear with the new set of national rules that we will have, we all need to do our part and we as a government have the continued responsibility to look at what is happening and act on the basis of the evidence. ”
He said they would not hesitate to act further if the situation required it, but that it was expected to reach 2021 without further intervention.
“We want to get to the end of the year, but if we have to do more before the end of the year, of course we will be ready to do it. ”
Dr Chris Williams, director of incidents for the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at Public Health Wales, said:
“With Halloween happening today, we understand people will always want to celebrate, so Public Health Wales has posted tips on how to safely join the Halloween spirit, while staying home to protect those we care about.
“Under current firewall restrictions, it is not allowed to physically gather for Halloween parties at your home or other locations.
“It is also forbidden to leave your home for anything other than an essential reason. Therefore, participating in traditional activities of deception or feasting violates applicable guidelines.
“We urge the public to abide by the new rules, which are vital to help us regain control of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.
“Although national and local measures have made a difference, more action is needed. Cases continue to rise in Wales, hospital admissions are increasing, including those in intensive care, and sadly the number of people dying from the virus. ”