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Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Thursday, January 14 – Wales Online

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Another 54 people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,600 new cases have been reported.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales published on Thursday, January 14 show 1,644 new cases of the virus have been recorded to bring the total since the pandemic began to 176,056.

The overall death total with lab-confirmed coronavirus has quickly passed the 4,000 marker and now stands at 4,117 in Wales.

Following the latest figures, the Wales infection rate is now 389.5 cases per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to January 9. That is a decrease on the 416.8 previously reported.

PHW data also shows 112,973 people have now received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as at 10pm on Wednesday, January 13. That is an increase of 11,602 on the figure reported on Tuesday.

There are 121 people who have received both of their vaccine jabs, up from 108 on Tuesday.

The percentage of tests producing positive results in the week to January 9 is now 19.4%, a fall on the 30% positivity recorded over the Christmas period. Locally, the areas with the highest positivity are Wrexham with 29.9%, Bridgend with 25.2% and Flintshire with 23.7%.

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 13.

Key details

  • Deaths reported today: 54

  • Cases reported today: 1,644

  • Number of tests carried out: 15,511 (up from 11,175)

  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 4,117

  • Total number of people who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: 112,973

  • Total number of people who have received a two dose course of Covid-19 vaccine: 121

Wrexham remains the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 922.4 cases per 100,000 population, a drop from 970.9 on Wednesday.

Flintshire has risen through the ranks and has the second highest rate with 641.9 cases per 100,000, down from 710.4 the day before.

Bridgend is third with 572.6 per 100,000 population, down from 631.8.

Wrexham had the highest number of new cases on Thursday with 202, followed by Cardiff with 182, Flintshire with 147, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 100, Carmarthenshire with 86, Caerphilly with 84, the Vale of Glamorgan with 81 and Swansea and Newport with 72 apiece.

Bridgend had 64 new cases, Denbighshire and Monmouthshire both had 60, Torfaen and Neath Port Talbot both had 43, Powys had 42, Conwy had 38, Pembrokeshire had 34, Gwynedd had 27, Blaenau Gwent had 26, Anglesey had 25 and Merthyr Tydfil and Ceredigion both had 14.

Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days (January 3 to January 9)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Newport: 433.2 (down from 451.9)

Caerphilly: 367.3 (down from 395.4)

Blaenau Gwent: 360.7 (down from 429.4)

Torfaen: 474.7 (down from 524.7)

Monmouthshire: 289.7 (down from 306.6)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Wrexham: 922.4 (down from 970.9)

Flintshire: 641.9 (down from 710.4)

Denbighshire: 431.6 (down from 472.3)

Conwy: 219.3 (down from 220.1)

Gwynedd: 176.6 (up from 171)

Anglesey: 175.6 (up from 172.8)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 363.0 (down from 379.1)

Vale of Glamorgan: 403.5 (down from 428.9)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 497.3 (down from 545.4)

Bridgend: 572.6 (down from 631.8)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 412.8 (down from 444.3)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 309.9 (down from 329.5)

Ceredigion: 173.3 (down from 177.5)

Pembrokeshire: 256.7 (down from 261.5)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 206.9 (down from 218.2)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 363.5 (down from 395.6)

Swansea: 278.6 (down from 308.9)

Wales total – 389.5 (down from 416.8)

On Wednesday, Wales passed two sobering coronavirus death toll milestones and it now appears almost certain there has been a greater loss of life with Covid-19 in the second wave than in the first.

Speaking at Wednesday’s Welsh Government press conference, chief medical officer Dr Frank Atherton said: “There are some encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus are beginning to stabilise in Wales.

“The situation remains very serious, and we are still dealing with the added factor of the new, highly-contagious strain of the virus.

“However, over the course of the last few days, we have seen a small fall in the overall levels of the virus in most parts of Wales.

“But we are continuing to see rising levels in north Wales – particularly in Wrexham and Flintshire – which are being driven by the new variant strain.”

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.

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 Eleri Davies, 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, due to the impact on NHS Wales services.

“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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