The areas of Newport with the highest number of coronavirus cases

Eight areas of Newport have more than 300 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 population.

The latest local data shows that the infection rate in the area is on the rise, with a number of areas seeing high incidence rates this week.

The hyper-local data shows the amount of coronavirus cases and the number of cases in relation to population.

Within the city, the wards with the highest incidence rates of the virus are Rogerstone (650.2), St Julians & Barnardtown (408.9) and Stow Hill (396.4).

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The other areas with more than 300 cases per 100,000 are Pye Corner & Graig (364.3), Pillgwenlly & Docks (327.9), Marshfield (322.7), Lawrence Hill (310.6) and Langstone & Llanwern (305.1)

The data is based on the rolling seven-day average between November 16 and November 22.

This interactive map shows the areas of the city with the highest levels of the virus. You can click on your area to find out more:

What does this data mean?

While this information does indicate the infection rate and number of cases in each ward, it is important to bear in mind that this data is very volatile because it covers such small areas. This means that even a small number of cases in an area with a comparatively smaller population can have a significant effect on the infection rate per 100,000.

Are cases rising in Newport?

Earlier this week, health secretary Vaughan Gething said that while the “broad situation across Wales remained stable, with a seven-day incidence rate of around 175 cases per 100,000 people, the Welsh Government was starting to see a “worrying increase” in some areas including Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Newport.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said on Wednesday that he was not ruling out another lockdown in Wales before Christmas.

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Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, he said the recent fire-break lockdown had been a success but that “over the last three or four days we have begun to see some of those gains being frayed away, and we have seen rises in coronavirus in many parts of Wales, particularly in people aged under 25.”

He added: “In the lead up to Christmas, we have to ask people in Wales to think very carefully about the way in which they go about their daily lives.”

A relaxation of the rules allowing three households to mix during the Christmas period was announced yesterday.

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