Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, August 17

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Wales has recorded more than 750 new positive cases of coronavirus in the latest update from Public Health Wales.

Data published on Tuesday, August 17 identified 761 new cases in Wales over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 255,302.

There were no new Covid-19 deaths reported in Wales, meaning the total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive remains at 5,641.

Read more:The huge number of young people in Wales that still haven’t had a Covid jab

The latest infection rate across Wales as a whole is now 184.3 per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to August 12, up from 169.3 recorded on Monday.

The figures are based on the date a test was done, not the date a test was put on the system, meaning it is an accurate reflection of how fast the virus is spreading in Wales.

The area with the highest infection rate in Wales remains Denbighshire with 352.2 new cases per 100,000 population, followed by Conwy with 252.6. Meanwhile the percentage of tests coming back positive across the country is now 12.8% – up from 12% reported on Monday.

The area with the highest number of cases in the latest 24-hour period was Cardiff with 107, followed by Swansea with 72, Newport with 62, Flintshire with 52 and Wrexham with 51.

Blaenau Gwent had 11, Caerphilly 21, Monmouthshire 12, Torfaen 15, Anglesey 10, Conwy 46, Denbighshire 46, Gwynedd 39, Vale of Glamorgan 44, Bridgend 16, RCT 38, Carmarthenshire 18, Powys 14 and Neath 20.

The lowest numbers recorded were in Pembrokeshire with nine, Ceredigion with five and Merthyr Tydfil with four.

As of August 16 there were 185 people in general and acute hospital beds with confirmed (105), suspected (44), and recovering (36) cases of coronavirus – up from 165 the day before.

Aneurin Bevan UHB had the most Covid patients with 45, followed by Cardiff and Vale UHB with 44, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB and Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB with 26, Hywel Dda UHB with 14 and Swansea Bay UHB with 10.

As of August 16 there were 29 people in invasive ventilated beds in Wales with coronavirus.

The latest figures show that 2,316,668 people in Wales have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 2,146,391 people have received both doses of the jab.

Uptake of the first vaccine dose by priority group (according to PHW):

  • Care home residents: 13,849 (98.2%)
  • Care home workers: 35,646 (93.6%)
  • 80 years and older: 162,844 (96.1%)
  • Healthcare workers: 137,729 (96.6%)
  • Social care workers: 45,684 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 127,779 (96.9%)
  • 70-74 years: 175,858 (96.3%)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 76,950 (94.6%)
  • 65-69 years: 171,149 (95%)
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years 318,713 (89.9%)
  • 60-64 years: 191,725 (93.4%)
  • 55-59 years: 213,834 (91.6%)
  • 50-54 years: 204,774 (89.7%)
  • 40-49 years: 333,412 (84.5%)
  • 30-39 years: 328,224 (76.9%)
  • 18-29 years: 366,516 (75.7%)

Uptake of the second vaccine dose by priority group (according to PHW):

  • Care home residents: 13,473 (95.5%)
  • Care home workers: 34,373 (90.3%)
  • 80 years and older: 160,679 (94.9%)
  • Healthcare workers: 134,409 (94.3%)
  • Social care workers: 44,957 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 126,587 (96%)
  • 70-74 years: 174,448 (95.5%)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 75,179 (92.4%)
  • 65-69 years: 169,165 (93.9%)
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 304,931 (86%)
  • 60-64 years: 188,715 (91.9%)
  • 55-59 years: 209,512 (89.8%)
  • 50-54 years: 199,319 (87.3%)
  • 40-49 years: 317,337 (80.4%)
  • 30-39 years: 293,665 (68.8%)
  • 18-29 years: 297,945 (61.5%)

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days (week up to August 12):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 160.3 (up from 146)

Newport: 248.3 (up from 230.8)

Caerphilly: 139.2 (up from 127.6)

Torfaen: 198 (up from 176.7)

Monmouthshire: 151.2 (up from 140.6)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 252.6 (up from 244)

Anglesey: 137.1 (down from 138.5)

Gwynedd: 199.9 (up from 179.8)

Denbighshire: 352.2 (up from 339.6)

Flintshire: 232.5 (up from 206.9)

Wrexham: 247.1 (up from 225.1)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 149.6 (up from 137.1)

Vale of Glamorgan: 140.7 (up from 137)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 122.7 (up from 117.7)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 181.5 (up from 148.8)

Bridgend: 165.9 (down from 174.8)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 111.2 (down from 112.3)

Pembrokeshire: 158.2 (up from 131.9)

Ceredigion: 141.7 (up from 116.9)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 182 (up from 141.2)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 205.8 (up from 196.8)

Swansea: 180.6 (up from 169.2)

Wales total: 184.3 (up from169.3)

Nearly all coronavirus restrictions were lifted in Wales on Saturday August 7, offering people and businesses the greatest amount of freedom since the start of the pandemic.

Restrictions on the number of people meeting indoors in private homes, public places or at events have been lifted and all businesses and premises can now open.

Popular band Foals brought live music back to Swansea’s Singleton Park on Saturday night and you can see the best pictures here.

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