Including the latest statistics, the total number of people who have died from the laboratory-confirmed coronavirus in Wales now stands at 2,365.
The infection rate in Wales is now 171.2 per 100,000 population based on the previous seven days (through November 18), compared to 166.5 in data released on Friday (through November 17) .
Blaenau Gwent is the Welsh county with the highest infection rate, with a seven-day average of 396,5 , against 356.0 the day before.
Neath Port Talbot is the second highest with a rate of 258,9 , compared to 239.3.
Merthyr Tydfil is the third highest with an infection rate of 250,3 , against 245.3.
In terms of new cases, the areas with the highest numbers according to Saturday’s statistics are Rhondda Cynon Taf with 119, Swansea with 114, Caerphilly with 89, Neath Port Talbot with 87 and Cardiff with 71.
Other areas with high new case rates are Bridgend with 66, Carmarthenshire with 65, Newport with 59, Blaenau Gwent with 44, Flintshire with 37, Wrexham with 38, Merthyr Tydfil with 34, Vale of Glamorgan with 30, Powys with 26, Torfaen with 22, Monmouthshire with 20 and Denbighshire with 19.
Areas with less than 10 new coronavirus cases were Pembrokeshire with eight, Anglesey with five, Conwy with six, Gwynedd with six and Ceredigion with four.
- Deaths reported today: 28
- Cases reported today: 1,016 (up from 1,020 on Friday)
- Number of tests carried out: 13,846 (against 13,292 on Friday)
- Total number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 2,365
Cases per 100,000 for seven rolling days (November 12-18)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Council
Blaenau Gwent: 396,5 (contre 365,0)
Caerphilly: 240.2 (vs. 238.0)
Monmouthshire: 136.4 (vs. 138.5)
Newport: 213.3 (vs. 200.4)
Torfaen: 201.1 (vs. 192.6)
Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Council
Anglesey: 24.3 (unchanged)
Conwy: 41.8 (vs. 45.2)
Denbighshire: 81.5 (vs. 87.8)
Flintshire: 166.6 (vs. 164.6)
Gwynedd: 25,7 (contre 29,7)
Wrexham: 128,7 (contre 139,8)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Council
Cardiff: 166.8 (vs. 161.1)
Vale of Glamorgan: 127.3 (unchanged
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Bridgend: 198.6 (vs. 197.2)
Merthyr Tydfil: 250,3 (contre 245,3)
Rhondda Cynon Taff: 246,6 (contre 250,8)
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Hywel Dda University Health Council
Carmarthenshire: 172.7 (vs. 160.5)
Ceredigion: 86.7 (vs. 93.5)
Pembrokeshire: 57,2 (contre 54,8)
Powys Health Education Council
Powys: 89.9 (vs. 83.8)
Swansea Bay University Board of Health
Neath Port Talbot: 258,9 (contre 239,3)
Swansea: 241.7 (vs. 223.5)
Wales Total – 171.2 (vs. 166.5)
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Dr Chris Williams, Incident Director for the Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘As of today, everyone who lives, works and studies in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough will be eligible for a free Covid-19 test.
“Anyone 11 years and older without any symptoms can be tested, but children under 18 will need parental consent. The more people tested, the more likely we are to reduce the spread of the virus.
“People with symptoms should also get tested, but they should book a test by calling 119 or visiting here.
“This mass testing exercise will help understand how the virus spread to Merthyr and break the chains of transmission in the region. Merthyr has one of the highest rates of coronavirus in Wales and it will help bring the virus under control.
“Public Health Wales encourages as many people as possible to come forward for testing. For the first time in Wales, lateral flow devices will be used which give a result in 30 minutes. For more information on exercise testing, visit the MTCBC website. ”
He added: ‘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 call on the public to observe the new regulations and limit 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 times and the 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.
“If you or someone in your household develops symptoms of the coronavirus, such as a cough, fever, or a change in the sense of taste or smell, you should self-isolate immediately and book a coronavirus test. free at www.gov.uk/get -coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
“Helpful advice and support is available through the NHS Covid-19 app. As well as providing alerts if you’ve been in contact with someone with coronavirus, the app will also tell you the current risk level in your area.
‘Information on symptoms of the coronavirus is available on the Public Health Wales website or through the NHS 111 Wales symptom checker. “