Data released on Friday, October 15 also revealed that there were 3,130 new positive cases bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic to 392,282. The 15 additional deaths recorded carry the overall toll within 28 days of a test. Covid positive at 6,005 in Wales.
The latest seven-day infection rate in Wales based on cases per 100,000 people (seven days to 10 October) now stands at 531,7 – a very slight decrease on the 531,9 reported Thursday. Figures released on Friday are for the 24-hour period through 9 a.m. on Oct. 14 according to PHW.
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The local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales is now Torfaen with 709.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days followed by Cardiff with 705.4 and Glamorgan Valley with 696.9.
Test positivity rates across Wales fell from 15.2% to 17.6% in one week, with Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan having the highest proportion of positive tests at 21.3%.
The regions of the country with the highest number of Covid cases in the last 24-hour period were Cardiff with 376, RCT with 272, Swansea with 251, Caerphilly with 196, Neath Port Talbot with 195 and Carmarthenshire with 183.
Meanwhile, Newport had 175 new cases, Torfaen had 150, Pembrokeshire had 146, Powys had 137, Vale of Glamorgan had 135, Bridgend had 113 and Monnmouthshire had 104.
Local authorities with the fewest cases were Gwynedd with 98, Denbighshire with 93, Blaenau Gwent with 85, Flintshire with 79, Anglesey with 76, Wrexham with 68, Conwy with 61, Merthyr Tydfil with 53 and Ceredigion with 25.
As of October 14 there was 618 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected and recovering) – up on the 601 reported in numbers as of October 13.
Aneurin Bevan UHB had the most Covid patients in general and acute hospital beds on October 14 with 149, followed by Cardiff and Vale UHB with 112, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB also with 112, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB with 98, Swansea Bay UHB with 77, and Hywel Dda UHB with 70.
As of October 14, there were 51 people in invasive ventilated beds in Wales with coronavirus. Hywel Dda UHB UHB had the most spouses with 12, followed by Betsi Cadwaladr UHB with 11, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB with 10, Swansea Bay UHB with eight, Aneurin Bevan UHB with five, and Cardiff and Vale UHB also with five.
Figures from Public Health Wales on Thursday showed 2,405,335 people received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 2,233,773 received both doses.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine started being given to 12-15 year olds last week in mass vaccination centers and some schools. You can read more about it here.
Taking the first dose of vaccine by priority group (according to PHW):
- Severe immunosuppression: 98%
- EHPAD residents: 98.2%
- Workers in EHPAD: 94.2%
- 80 years and over: 96.2%
- Health personnel: 97.1%
- Social workers: 45,775 (no percentage available)
- 75-79 years: 97%
- 70-74 years: 96.3%
- Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 95.2%
- 65-69 years: 95.1%
- Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 89.8%
- 60-64 years: 93.5%
- 55-59 years: 91.8%
- 50-54 years: 90%
- 40-49 years: 85.1%
- 30-39 years: 78.5%
- 18-29 years old: 77.8%
- 16-17 years: 73.5%
- 12-15 years: 23.8%
Taking the second dose of vaccine by priority group (according to PHW):
Infection rate per 100,000 people in each area during the seven days until October 10:
Aneurin Bevan University Health Council
Blaenau Gwent: 367,9 (contre 375)
Newport: 449.3 (up from 447.4)
Caerphilly: 588.7 (up from 607.5)
Torfaen: 709.9 (vs. 726.9)
Monmouthshire: 439.8 (vs. 429.2)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council
Conwy: 420.6 (vs. 424.1)
Anglesey: 549.7 (vs. 498.3)
Gwynedd: 415,1 (contre 415,9)
Denbighshire: 545.5 (vs. 539.2)
Flintshire: 430.5 (vs. 418.3)
Wrexham : 399,4 (contre 405,3)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Council
Cardiff: 705.4 (vs. 698.3)
Glamorgan Valley: 696.9 (vs. 717.1)
Cwm Taf Glamorgan University Health Council
Merthyr Tydfil: 363 (instead of 354.7)
Rhondda Cynon Taff: 486.2 (up from 487)
Bridgend: 391.7 (vs. 399.9)
Hywel Dda University Health Council
Carmarthenshire: 636.2 (vs. 627.7)
Pembrokeshire: 614.4 (up from 585)
Ceredigion: 383.8 (vs. 386.5)
Powys Education Health Council
Powys: 500.6 (was 493.8)
Swansea Bay University Board of Health
Neath Port Talbot : 547 (contre 549,8)
Swansea: 547.4 (vs. 543.3)
Wales overall: 531.7 (vs.531,9)
The Samaritans have put together a series of tips for taking care of your mental health right now, with their experts suggesting the following strategies:
- Take the time to do something you love, whether it’s settling in with your favorite movie, heading to your local park, or participating in any of your hobbies or interests.
- Take a break from news and social media to get away from screens and devices
- Set realistic goals for the day or week ahead and eventually break down the things you need to do into a smaller to-do list
- Try relaxation exercises like controlled breathing or muscle relaxation
- Enjoying nature, whether it’s leaving the house or opening the curtains and blinds to let in natural light. Plants and flowers can also help
- Exercise Can Help Reduce Anxiety
- Talk to a trusted friend or family member about how you are feeling
There is help available if you need it
Esprit Cymru The infoline is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To contact them, call 0300 123 3393.
Samaritans offers a 24-hour listening service at 116 123 (in the UK and Republic of Ireland this number is FREE and will not appear on your phone bill).
CALL (Community Advice & Listening Line) offers emotional support and information / literature on mental health and related issues to residents of Wales and can be contacted on 0800 132 737 or through the website.
The NHS offers help and advice through its 111 service.
On Tuesday afternoon, Health Minister Eluned Morgan warned that influenza cases in Wales could be double the usual levels this winter. “This is the first season where we will have significant amounts of coronavirus circulating as well as influenza,” she said.
“Modeling shared with the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunization suggested that this winter flu season may be 50% to 100% higher than a typical season and may peak at a different time.
“We saw very little flu last winter – you will recall we had lockdown restrictions in place because we were facing high levels of coronavirus caused by the alpha – or Kent – variant.
“Data from our health service suggests respiratory syncytial season (RSV) started earlier than usual this year in Wales – in July. Young children are particularly vulnerable because they will never have been exposed to RSV. “
Meanwhile, it is now mandatory for people to show Covid passes before entering nightclubs and mass events in Wales.
Under the new law, proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test within 48 hours will be required when visiting nightclubs or major events.
The plan is now in effect at:
- Indoor events, without seats, of more than 500 people, such as concerts or conventions;
- Outdoor events without seating for more than 4,000 people;
- Any setting or event with more than 10,000 people present.
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