Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Friday, September 10

By Mark Smith

Wales has recorded five new Covid deaths in the latest daily update from Public Health Wales.

Data published on Friday, September 10, showed that 2,467 new cases of the virus had been identified in Wales, bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 303,743.

The data covers the 24 hours from 9am on Wednesday, September 8, to 9am on Thursday, September 9. The total number of people who have now died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus in Wales is 5,726.

Read more: Live updates as First Minister Mark Drakeford gives coronavirus briefing as cases continue to rise

According to the Office for National Statistics more than 8,000 people in Wales have now died with Covid-19 cited on their death certificate. You can read that story here.

The latest Covid infection rate across Wales as a whole is now 522.7 cases for every 100,000 people in the last week (August 30 to September 5). This is up on the 501.8 reported on Thursday, which was the day infection rate rose above 500 for the first time since January 4 this year.

The area with the highest infection rate in Wales remains Merthyr Tydfil with 795.7 cases per 100,000 followed by Swansea with 708.9 and Neath Port Talbot with 688.

The areas with the highest number of cases reported on Friday were Swansea with 251, Cardiff with 209, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 189, Carmarthenshire with 183, Caerphilly with 166, Neath Port Talbot with 145, Powys with 112, Vale of Glamorgan with 107, Newport and Gwynedd with 104, and Wrexham with 103.

Meanwhile places with under 100 cases recorded were Conwy with 98, Bridgend with 92, Flintshire with 75, Merthyr Tydfil with 73, Denbighshire with 71, and Torfaen with 64.

The areas with the lowest number of cases were Pembrokeshire with 61, Blaenau Gwent with 58, Ceredigion with 57, Anglesey with 45, and Monmouthshire with 34.

Meanwhile an increasing number of people are currently in hospital with Covid-19 across Wales.

As of September 8 there were 504 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected, and recovering) – up from 471 in the previous figures from September 7.

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB had the most Covid patients in general and acute hospital on September 8 with 114 followed by Aneurin Bevan UHB and Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB both with 106, Swansea Bay UHB with 65, Cardiff and Vale UHB with 57, Hywel Dda UHB with 54, and Powys Teaching Health Board with two.

As of September 8 there were 49 people in invasive ventilated beds in Wales with coronavirus – down from 50 on September 7. Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB had the most with 11, Hywel Dda UHB had 10, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB had nine, Cardiff and Vale UHB and Aneurin Bevan UHB had seven each, and Swansea Bay UHB had five.

The number of patients with "confirmed" coronavirus in hospital (both general and acute beds and in invasive ventilated beds) has almost doubled within the past fortnight – up from 129 on August 13 to 245 on August 27.

The latest vaccination figures from PHW show that 770 more first doses have been administered and 1,342 second doses were administered in the last 24 hours. In total 2,365,263 people have received a first dose of the Covid vaccine while 2,196,957 have had both doses.

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

  • Care home residents: 98.1%
  • Care home workers: 94%
  • 80 years and older: 96.2%
  • Healthcare workers: 96.9%
  • Social care workers: 45,757 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 96.9%
  • 70-74 years: 96.3%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 94.3%
  • 65-69 years: 95.1%
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 90.4%
  • 60-64 years: 93.5%
  • 55-59 years: 91.7%
  • 50-54 years: 89.9%
  • 40-49 years: 84.8%
  • 30-39 years: 77.8%
  • 18-29 years: 76.9%
  • 16-17 years: 67.5%

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

  • Care home residents: 95.7%
  • Care home workers: 91%
  • 80 years and older: 95.1%
  • Healthcare workers: 94.9%
  • Social care workers: 45,073 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 96.2%
  • 70-74 years: 95.6%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 92.1%
  • 65-69 years: 94.1%
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 87%
  • 60-64 years: 92.2%
  • 55-59 years: 90.1%
  • 50-54 years: 87.8%
  • 40-49 years: 81.4%
  • 30-39 years: 71.6%
  • 18-29 years: 67.3%
  • 16-17 years: 12.1%

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days (week up to September 5):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 446.6 (up from 418)

Newport: 480.4 (up from 466.1)

Caerphilly: 614.7 (up from 559.4)

Torfaen: 377.8 (up from 366.1)

Monmouthshire: 324.6 (up from 306.6)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 558 (up from 544.4)

Anglesey: 401.2 (up from 392.6)

Gwynedd: 458.4 (up from 447.2)

Denbighshire: 577.9 (up from 532.9)

Flintshire: 406.8 (up from 390.1)

Wrexham: 347.2 (up from 340.5)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 444.5 (up from 432.5)

Vale of Glamorgan: 523.3 (up from 479.1)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 795.7 (down from 804)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 608.5 (up from 589.4)

Bridgend: 486.2 (up from 430.5)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 684.4 (up from 642)

Pembrokeshire: 445.9 (up from 440.3)

Ceredigion: 431.9 (up from 415.4)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 400.2 (up from 391.1)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 688 (up from 670.6)

Swansea: 708.9 (up from 700.8)

Wales total: 522.7 (up from 501.8 )

On Friday First Minister Mark Drakeford said that modelling suggests there could be 100 new Covid-19 hospital admissions every day as the Delta wave peaks in Wales.

In a Covid briefing Mr Drakeford said: "If the virus continues to spread at its current rate we can expect to see around 3,200 cases confirmed every day as this wave peaks towards the end of the month.

"Until now this rise has been manageable because our fantastic vaccination programme has helped to weaken the link between infection and serious illness. But with the rapid spread of coronavirus in our communities pandemic pressure on the NHS is increasing once again."

He added that the number of people being admitted to hospital every day could double by the end of the month.

"At the moment there are around 40 Covid-19 hospital admissions a day," he said. "There are just over 420 confirmed cases in hospitals across Wales – the highest number since March.

"The modelling suggests there could be 100 new Covid-19 hospital admissions every day as the Delta wave peaks.

"These will include many who will need to be in hospital for a long time and many who will need intensive care.

"They will enter an NHS which is already under intense pressure as it responds to emergency healthcare demands and provides more planned operations and treatment. And our health and care services are already experiencing staffing pressures through a combination of annual leave, staff working in other areas, sickness, and isolation."

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