Newport has recorded 57 new cases of coronavirus and 16 more people across Wales have died with the virus, according to the latest figures.
The latest statistics released by Public Health Wales (PHW) on Sunday show 1,004 people have tested positive for the virus in Wales in the last 24-hour period.
A total of 79,540 people have tested positive in Wales since the outbreak began while 2,539 people have died with lab-confirmed coronavirus.
The infection rate across Wales as a whole now stands at 211.3 per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to November 26. This is an increase from 200.3 on Saturday.
- Deaths reported today: 16
- Cases reported today: 1,004 (Down from 1,445 on Saturday)
- Number of tests carried out: 14,400 (Down from 16,798 on Saturday)
- Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 2,539
Torfaen remains the county in Wales with the highest infection rate, with a seven-day rate of 453.4 , up from 430.8 on Saturday.
Blaenau Gwent is the second highest with a rate of 433.7 , up from 430.8 the previous day, while Newport is third with 336.2 , up from 321.3 yesterday.
The local authorities with the highest number of new cases on Saturday are Neath Port Talbot with 142, Swansea with 131, Cardiff with 88, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 78, Caerphilly with 74 and Newport with 57.
Other areas with high new case rates are Carmarthenshire with 46, Torfaen with 43, Monmouthshire with 35, Bridgend with 34, Wrexham with 32, Blaenau Gwent with 31, Flintshire with 28, Merthyr Tydfil and the Vale of Glamorgan each with 25 and Ceredigion with 23.
Local authorities with cases under 20 include Powys with 19, Anglesey with 15, Pembrokeshire with 14, Conwy and Gwynedd each with 11 and Denbighshire with 10.
Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days (Nov 20-26)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Torfaen: 453.4 (Up from 424.6)
Blaenau Gwent: 433.7 (Up from 430.8)
Newport: 336.2 (Up from 321.3)
Caerphilly: 276.7 (Down from 277.2)
Monmouthshire: 182.9 (Up from 162.8)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Wrexham: 163.3 (Down from 164.8)
Flintshire: 99.9 (Down from 101.2)
Anglesey: 80.0 (Up from 52.8)
Denbighshire: 72.1 (Down from 84.6)
Gwynedd: 281. (Up from 26.5)
Conwy: 19.6 (Up from 17.9)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cardiff: 212.3 (Up from 196.2)
Vale of Glamorgan: 161.7 (Up from 155.7)
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil: 305. 0 (Up from 283.5)
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 303.0 (Up from 275.6)
Bridgend: 193.1 (Up from 189.7)
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthenshire: 201.3 (Down from 212.4)
Ceredigion: 170.6 (Up from 167.8)
Pembrokeshire: 113.7 (Up from 108.9)
Powys Teaching Health Board
Powys: 79.3 (Up from 74.8)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Neath Port Talbot: 327.3 (Up from 275.6)
Swansea: 280.6 (Up from 259.8)
Wales total – 211.3 (up from200.3)
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It has emerged that Wales is considering bringing in restrictions similar to Scotland’s Tier 3, under which pubs and restaurants are banned from selling alcohol and have to shut by 6pm.
Tighter rules will come into force in Wales from next Friday as Mark Drakeford said the nation needed “as much headroom as possible” to relax restrictions heading into Christmas.
Wales’ First Minister said: “We too now have to use the coming weeks to reduce the spread of the virus and create more headroom for the Christmas period.” You can read what that means here.
It has already been announced that three households will be allowed to form a bubble over Christmas from December 23 to December 27. The rules are here.
Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales welcomes the decision of the Welsh Government to introduce restrictions on indoor venues ahead of Christmas period, in order to reduce the opportunities for the virus to spread in our communities and to keep people safe.
“We await details of Welsh Government’s deliberations on any further restrictions.
“We understand that people will want to do their Christmas shopping at this time of year. We would suggest to try to visit shops during off-peak times, to always maintain social distancing and to wear a face covering if you can. Options such as ‘click and collect’ or online purchasing may also be something to consider.
“The festive period is important for people across Wales who want to be with loved ones during the holidays, particularly after a very difficult year, but we would remind everyone that we must each continue to take personal responsibility to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, particularly if they are vulnerable or extremely vulnerable. For many, this will mean that it isn’t possible to celebrate Christmas in the way you normally would.
“Public Health Wales is encouraging everyone who lives, works or studies in Merthyr Tydfil to attend the mass testing service at the Leisure Centre as soon as they can â€“ even if they do not have symptoms.
“Thank you to those who have already attended and undertaken a test, as this will help us to break the chains of transmission in the area. However, in order for the exercise to be as successful as possible then we need as many people in the area as possible to be tested.”
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