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Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, January 12 – Wales Online

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Another 16 people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,300 new cases have been reported.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales published on Tuesday, January 12 show 1,332 new cases of the virus have been recorded to bring the total since the pandemic began to 172,879. The overall death total now stands at 3,997 in Wales.

Following the latest figures, the Wales infection rate is now 403.5 cases per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to January 7. That is down on the 415 previously reported.

PHW data also shows 91,239 people have now received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as at 10pm on Monday, January 11. That is 5,200 more than the 86,039 recorded 24 hours earlier.

There are 97 people who have received both of their vaccine jabs.

The percentage of tests producing positive results in the week to January 7 is now 20.6%, a fall on the 30% positivity recorded over the Christmas period. Locally, the areas with the highest positivity are Wrexham with 29.7%, Bridgend with 28.1% and Flintshire with 25.9%.

These figures are based on the date tests were done, not the date test results were included on the system. The data is correct up to 9am on January 11.

Public Health Wales has urged people to consider day-to-day fluctuations with caution as “data flow issues” may affect the figures.

Key details

  • Deaths reported today: 16

  • Cases reported today: 1,332

  • Number of tests carried out: 10,980 (down from 16,721)

  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 3,997

  • Total number of people who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: 91,239

  • Total number of people who have received a two dose course of Covid-19 vaccine: 97

Wrexham remains the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 853.2 cases per 100,000 population, a rise from 851.7 on Monday.

Flintshire has risen through the ranks and has the second highest rate with 682.3 cases per 100,000, down from 707.2 the day before.

Bridgend is third with 649.3 per 100,000 population, down from 695.7.

Wrexham had the highest number of new cases on Tuesday with 140, followed by Cardiff with 131, RCT with 110, Bridgend with 86, Swansea with 85, Carmarthenshire with 83 and Flintshire with 82.

Newport had 68 new cases, Neath Port Talbot had 58, Vale of Glamorgan had 53, Caerphilly had 47 and Torfaen had 40.

Meanwhile, Pembrokeshire had 32, Gwynedd had 31, Powys had 30 Denbighshire had 27, Merthyr Tydfil and Monmouthshire had 25, Conwy had 18, Ceredigion had 17, Anglesey had 16 and Blaenau Gwent had 13.

Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days (January 1 to January 7)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Newport: 449.3 (down from 472.6)

Caerphilly: 396 (down from 404.8)

Blaenau Gwent: 449.5 (down from 478.1)

Torfaen: 520.4 (down from 525.8)

Monmouthshire: 306.6 (down from 318.2)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Wrexham: 853.2 (up from 851.7)

Flintshire: 682.3 (down from 707.2)

Denbighshire: 418 (down from 421.1)

Conwy: 209 (up from 203.9)

Gwynedd: 143.7 (up from 131.7)

Anglesey: 175.6 (up from 169.9)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 366.3 (down from 370.7)

Vale of Glamorgan: 412.5 (down from 433.4)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 571.9 (down from 605)

Bridgend: 649.4 (down from 695.7)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 441 (down from 454.7)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 316.8 (down from 318.9)

Ceredigion: 158.2 (up from 151.3)

Pembrokeshire: 251.2 (up from 243.2)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 207.6 (down from 229.5)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 393.5 (down from 401.9)

Swansea: 305.3 (down from 333.2)

Wales total – 403.5 (down from 415)

All of Wales is now in full lockdown at alert level four which means that:

  • People must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • People must not visit other households, or meet other people they do not live with
  • Many types of businesses are required to close.

The level four restrictions apply to the whole of Wales and will continue until January 29 when they will be reviewed again. Read what needs to happen for restrictions to be eased in Wales here.

The Welsh Government announced on Friday that schools and colleges in Wales will stay closed to most pupils until the February half term unless there is a “significant” fall in Covid cases.

First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed current lockdown restrictions would be extended and “strengthened”, meaning non-essential retail, hospitality venues, licensed premises and leisure facilities remain closed and showrooms must now shut as well.

The phased return to face-to-face learning at some Welsh universities has also been postponed, while internal GCSE, A-level and AS-level assessments have been cancelled.

Find out how many cases are in your area

On Monday Health Minister Vaughan Gething laid out three key targets for the rollout of the coronavirus vaccines across Wales

The three milestones set out in Wales’ vaccine rollout plan are:

  • By mid-February: all care home residents and staff, frontline health and social care staff, everyone over 70 and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable will have been offered vaccination. This is 740,350 people.

  • By the spring (which starts on March 20): vaccination will have been offered to all the other phase one priority groups. This is everyone over 50 and everyone who is at-risk because they have an underlying health condition. This is 924,900 people.

  • By the autumn: vaccination will have been offered to all other eligible adults in Wales, in line with any guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). This is 1,098,100 people.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern.

“All of Wales remains in lockdown. We ask that the public adopts the same mindset for this lockdown as they did in March 2020. We understand that people are fatigued but with a more transmissible variant of coronavirus circulating across Wales it is vital that we all keep to the lockdown restrictions in place.

“This means stay at home. If exercising outdoors, please do this alone or with members of your household or support bubble and if possible, only once a day. Shop online but if you do need to visit essential retail do this alone. If you must leave home keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face mask.

“Public Health Wales urges everyone to follow the rules, to avoid transmission of coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”

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