Rates, cases and deaths of coronavirus infections across all parts of Wales on Thursday 10 December


Another 33 people have died from the coronavirus in Wales and nearly 2,000 new cases have been confirmed.
The latest statistics released by Public Health Wales (PHW) on Thursday 10 December show an additional 1,968 people tested positive for the virus in Wales, down from the 2,238 reported the day before.

This brings the number of positive tests since the start of the epidemic to 95,998 while 2,789 people have died from laboratory-confirmed coronavirus in Wales.

The infection rate across Wales now stands at 380 per 100,000 population based on the seven days to December 7. This is an increase from 351.5 on Wednesday.

  • Deaths reported today: 33
  • Cases Reported Today: 1,968
  • Number of tests carried out: 13888 (instead of 13172)
  • Total number of deaths from laboratory-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 2,789

Wales has by far the highest coronavirus infection rate of any part of the UK and a significantly higher coronavirus death rate than anywhere else in the UK.

Neath Port Talbot is the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 697,1 per 100,000 inhabitants, against 693.6 the day before.

Merthyr Tydfil has the second highest rate with 668 cases per 100,000 population, a big jump from 586.8 on Tuesday.

Blaenau Gwent is third with 598,3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, up from 574.0 a day earlier.

There are now a total of 10 local authorities with rates above 400 cases per 100,000 residents – more than four times as many areas as on Friday – and seven cases above 500 per 100,000 residents.

Swansea has the most new confirmed positive cases on Wednesday with 247, followed by Rhondda Cynon Taf with 245, Neath Port Talbot with 179, Cardiff with 173, Caerphilly with 163 and Bridgend with 156.

Other local authorities reporting a high number of cases include Newport with 130, Carmarthenshire with 102, Merthyr Tydfil with 98 and Torfaen with 83.

Blaenau Gwent had 55, Vale of Glamorgan had 47, Monmouthshire and Wrexham had 44, Powys had 43 and Flintshire had 31.

Reported case numbers below 30 include Ceredigion with 21, Gwynedd with 18, Denbighshire with 17, Pembrokshire with 13, Conwy with 12 and Anglesey with three.

Cases per 100,000 for seven rolling days (December 1-7)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Council

Blaenau Gwent: 598,3 (contre 574,0)

Newport: 589.6 (vs. 506.9)

Caerphilly: 546.7 (vs. 498.7)

Torfaen: 476.8 (vs. 459.8)

Monmouthshire: 320.3 (up from 301.3)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council

Wrexham: 230.2 (was 219.9)

Flintshire: 175.5 (up from 156.3)

Denbighshire: 101.4 (vs. 95.1)

Conwy: 88.7 (vs. 81.9)

Anglesey: 47.1 (unchanged)

Gwynedd: 44,2 (au lieu of 37,7)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Council

Cardiff: 432 (up from 418.1)

Vale of Glamorgan: 268.7 (was 247.0)

Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 668 (contre 586,8)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 539,7 (au lieu of 482,9)

Bridgend: 528.4 (vs. 465.8)

Hywel Dda University Health Council

Carmarthenshire: 347.5 (vs. 321.6)

Pembrokeshire: 156,6 (contre 162,9)

Ceredigion: 202.2 (instead of 172.0)

Powys Health Education Council

Powys: 110.2 (vs. 96.7)

Swansea Bay University Board of Health

Neath Port Talbot: 697.1 (up from 693.6)

Swansea: 549.8 (vs. 498.0)

Wales total – 380 (from 351,5)

Dr Eleri Davies, Incident Director for the Response to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘Public Health Wales is concerned about the high levels of coronavirus in almost all parts of Wales.

“If we’re going to have meaningful and safe interactions in the exclusive Christmas ‘bubble’ allowed, then everyone should immediately start limiting their interactions with others as much as possible before the holidays.”

“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 asked to do so by contact tracers. ”

As the number of cases continues to accelerate in Wales, Dr Davies advises people to look at their Christmas plans in terms of what they ‘should’ do, rather than what they ‘should’ do. can ”do, to protect their families and communities.

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She added: ‘The holiday season is important for people in Wales who want to be with their loved ones during the holidays, especially after a very difficult year, but we remind everyone that we each need to continue to take responsibility. to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, especially if they are vulnerable or extremely vulnerable. For many, this means that it is not possible to celebrate Christmas as you normally would.

‘The Welsh government has announced that from today, December 10, the coronavirus regulations relating to periods of self-isolation will change in Wales.

“Under the revised regulations, people who have tested positive or have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus will be required by law to self-isolate for 10 days. Previously, close contacts had to self-isolate for 14 days.

“This change was made to reflect the latest evidence regarding the transmission of the virus.

“These regulations will apply in retrospect, so anyone on days 11-14 of self-isolation will be immediately released. This applies to all settings, which means school bubbles can come back.

“This new 10-day requirement also applies to people who self-isolate after traveling from a non-exempt country.”


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