Coronavirus infection, cases and death rate across all parts of Wales on Wednesday 18 November


Another 41 people have died from the coronavirus in Wales and nearly 650 new cases have been reported, according to the latest figures.Public Health Wales (PHW), in its daily update on Wednesday, November 18, announced that 640 more people had been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test. This was a decrease in 705 from Tuesday.

The total number of people in Wales who have now died with lab-confirmed coronavirus stands at 2,284.

The infection rate in Wales has fallen slightly with 165.0 positive cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days (9-15 November), down from 165.8 per 100,000 on Tuesday.

Here are the main details for Wednesday:

  • Deaths reported today: 41

  • Cases reported today: 640 (up from 705 on Tuesday)

  • Number of tests carried out: 6,918 (against 8,392 on Tuesday)

  • Total number of deaths from laboratory-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 2,284

Blaenau Gwent is now the local authority with the most cases per 100,000 inhabitants over an average of seven days with 334,9, against 342.1 Tuesday.

Merthyr Tydfil, once the center of the virus in Wales, is now the second highest infection area in 270,2, against 286.8 yesterday.

Neath Port Talbot follows as the third highest for infection with 263,1 after a substantial drop from 291 the day before.

The areas with the most new cases on Tuesday were Cardiff 79, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 67, Swansea with 54, Neath Port Talbot with 48, Carmarthenshire with 44 and Bridgend and Caerphilly with 42 each.

Additional areas with a high number of cases included Blaenau Gwent with 35, Flintshire with 26, Newport with 25, Torfaen and Merthyr Tydfil with 22, Vale of Glamorgan with 21, Monmouthshire with 19, Wrexham with 16 and Conwy with 11.

The local authorities in the single digits were Ceredigion with 9; Denbighshire with 7; Pembrokeshire, Powys and Gwynedd with 5; and Anglesey with 2.

Cases per 100,000 for seven rolling days (November 9 to 15)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Council

Blaenau Gwent: 334,9 (contre 342,1)

Caerphilly: 241.3 (vs. 239.7)

Newport: 179.7 (vs. 175.2)

Torfaen: 174.5 (instead of 167.1)

Monmouthshire: 144.8 (vs. 125.8)

Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Council

Wrexham: 148.6 (up from 151.5)

Flintshire: 148.0 (vs. 137.1)

Denbighshire: 87.8 (vs. 83.6)

Conwy: 46.1 (vs. 56.1)

Gwynedd: 42,5 (contre 49,0)

Anglesey: 28.6 (vs. 32.8)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Council

Cardiff: 153.2 (up from 154.0)

Vale of Glamorgan: 124.3 (was 116.8)

Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 270,2 (contre 286,8)

Rhondda Cynon Taff: 254,9 (contre 264,4)

Bridgend: 200.6 (vs. 195.2)

Hywel Dda University Health Council

Carmarthenshire: 152.6 (vs. 147.8)

Ceredigion: 90.8 (instead of 81.2)

Pembrokeshire: 58.0 (down from 65.2)

Powys Health Education Council

Powys: 81.5 (instead of 86.1)

Swansea Bay University Board of Health

Neath Port Talbot: 263.1 (up from 291)

Swansea: 221.9 (vs. 225.5)

Wales Total – 165.0 (vs. 165.8)

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Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Response to the Covid-19 Outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘Public Health Wales urges the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit the transmission of the coronavirus.

“We remind everyone that the Coronavirus is still active in our communities, and that therefore does not mean a return to normality.

“We ask the public to observe the new regulations and to limit their contact with others as much as possible so that we all work together to reduce the number of positive cases.

“It means staying out of other people’s homes, limiting the time and number of people you meet, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene, working from home if you can, and isolating yourself if you have symptoms of coronavirus or if you are asked to do so. do it by contact tracers.

“All of these actions will help break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus and keep people safe.

“We understand that people will want to continue their Christmas shopping now that the firewall is over. We suggest that you try to visit stores during off-peak hours, always maintain social distancing, and wear a face mask if you can. Options such as “click and collect” or online shopping may also be considered.


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