The latest statistics released by Public Health Wales on Saturday 12 December show that an additional 2,494 people have tested positive for the virus in Wales, an increase from the 2,234 reported the day before.
This brings the number of positive tests since the start of the epidemic to 100,725, while 2,849 people have died from laboratory-confirmed coronavirus in Wales after another 31 deaths were reported on Saturday.
The rate of infection through Wales now stands at 430,1 per 100,000 inhabitants on the basis of the seven days until December 9. This is an increase from 403.8 on Friday.
Saturday’s update also revealed that no updates will be provided on Sunday due to scheduled maintenance of the Welsh NHS Laboratory Information Management System. This will affect the daily notification of coronavirus numbers for several days.
- Deaths reported today: 31
- Cases Reported Today: 2494
- Number of tests carried out: 19,837 (instead of 17,313)
- Total number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales: 2,849
Prime Minister Mark Drakeford on Friday warned Wales would enter a nationwide lockdown after Christmas if the rise in coronavirus cases did not slow.
Wales is introducing a four-tier lockdown system and will take it to the next level equivalent to a full lockdown after Christmas, unless cases start to fall.
Mr Drakeford said the virus was now spreading in Wales faster than all of their models had predicted and he said Wales was to have 2,500 patients in hospital with Covid by Christmas.
Merthyr Tydfil is now the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a rate of 808.9 per 100,000 population over seven days, down from 764.2 the previous day.
Neath Port Talbot has the second highest rate with 743,8 per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 718 the day before.
Bridgend is now third with 655,6 cases per 100,000, against 586.9 the day before.
There are now a total of nine local authorities with rates above 500 cases per 100,000 population.
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Cardiff has the highest number of new cases on Saturday with 327 confirmed, followed by Swansea with 324, Rhndda Cynon Taf with 251, Neath Port Talbot with 222, Bridgend with 210, Carmarthenshire with 175, Newport 139 and Caerphilly 135.
Other local authorities reporting a high number of positive cases include Vale of Glamorgan with 99, Torfean with 95, Merthyr Tydfil 85, Blaenau Gwent 78, Monmouthshire 48, Flintshire 45, Wrexham 50 and Pembrokeshire 40.
Denbigshire has reported 21 new positive cases, Ceredigion 22, Powys 29, Gwynedd 15, Conwy 10 and Anglesey 3.
Cases per 100,000 for seven rolling days (December 2-8)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Council
Newport: 654.3 (vs. 634.9)
Caerphilly: 611.3 (up from 602)
Blaenau Gwent: 621,2 (au lieu de 601,2)
Torfaen: 549.2 (instead of 503.4)
Monmouthshire: 327.7 (no change)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council
Wrexham: 249.3 (up from 243.6)
Flintshire: 212..7 (instead of 203.1)
Denbighshire: 122.3 (vs. 104.5)
Conwy: 90.4 (vs. 92.1)
Gwynedd: 45,8 (au lieu of 46,6)
Anglesey: 31.4 (vs. 37.1)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Council
Cardiff: 474 (vs. 449.2)
Vale of Glamorgan: 332.4 (was 293.4)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil: 808.9 (instead of 764.2)
Bridgend: 655.6 (vs. 586.9)
Rhondda Cynon Taff: 607,6 (contre 564,9)
Hywel Dda University Health Council
Carmarthenshire: 425.9 (vs. 367.1)
Ceredigion: 202.2 (instead of 206.3)
Pembrokeshire: 171,7 (contre 172,5)
Powys Health Education Council
Powys: 126.9 (vs. 119.3)
Swansea Bay University Board of Health
Neath Port Talbot: 743.8 (up from 718)
Swansea: 640.5 (vs. 580.6)
Wales – 430.1 (instead of403,8)
Dr Christopher Williams, director of incidents for the response to the novel coronavirus outbreak at Public Health Wales, said: ‘Yesterday (Friday 11 December) the maintenance of the NHS Welsh Laboratory Information Management System (WLIMS) Welsh was planned to allow the upgrade of essential services. .
“This will affect our daily reporting of Coronavirus numbers, and therefore there will be no publication of daily numbers tomorrow (Sunday, December 13). There will be a period of reconciliation and data validation that will affect our daily reporting figures for several days after this interruption.
“Public Health Wales is also making changes to the way we publish information on our website and data dashboard.
“From Monday December 14th, we will be changing the daily ‘correct from’ data from 1pm the day before to 9am the day before for operational reasons.
“Starting Monday, December 14, we will advance the release time for our data dashboard and our daily statement from 2 pm to 12 noon.
“Starting Monday, December 14, we plan to extend the seven-day deadline for notification of case rates from two to four days. This will further improve the accuracy of coronavirus cases per 100,000 population by local authority area for the most recent 7-day incidence. ”