Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Sunday, November 21

By Laura Clements

A further seven people have died with coronavirus in Wales according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales.

New figures published on Sunday, November 21, which cover the 24-hour period up to 9am on November 19, show the total number of Covid-related deaths in Wales now stands at 6,349.

There were also 2,408 new positive cases recorded in the latest update bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 487,152.

The latest seven-day infection rate across Wales, based on the cases for every 100,000 people (for the seven days up to November 15) now stands at 521.2 – a rise from the 512.5 reported on Friday. With the seven-day infection rate having previously fallen below 500 for the first time since early October it's now climbing beyond this number again. For more health-related content please go here

But the number of patients in hospital with coronavirus has seemingly peaked.

The local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales is Gwynedd with 772.3 cases per 100,000 population over seven days followed by Vale of Glamorgan with 695.4 and Torfaen with 567.3.

The test positivity rate across Wales is at 19.2%, where it has remained fairly stable for over a week now.

The areas of the country recording the highest numbers of new Covid cases are Cardiff with 256, Gwynedd with 188, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 164, Swansea with 155, Caerphilly with 151, Flintshire with 137, Vale of Glamorgan with 118, Bridgend with 116, Powys with 107, Carmarthenshire with 105, and Monmouthshire with 102.

Meanwhile Newport and Wrexham both had 98 new cases, Pembrokeshire had 96, Neath Port Talbot had 94, Torfaen had 75, Denbighshire had 62, Merthyr Tydfil had 54, and Conwy had 48.

The local authorities recording the fewest cases were Blaenau Gwent with 42 and both Anglesey and Ceredigion with 41.

As of November 18 there were 722 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected, and recovering), a fall on the 744 reported on November 17. There were 59 people in a ventilated intensive care bed with Covid-19 on November 18, a drop on the 60 reported the day before.

Public Health Wales vaccination figures aren't updated over the weekend. The latest data showed that 2,461,876 people had received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 2,255,461 had been given both doses.

To date 685,249 people have received their Covid booster vaccine according to PHW, including three-quarters of care home residents (77.3%) and over 80s (76.2%), over two-thirds of healthcare workers (70.4%) and over half of all care home workers (60.9%).

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

  • Severely immunosuppressed: 99.2%
  • Care home residents: 98.2%
  • Care home workers: 94.5%
  • 80 years and older: 96.2%
  • Healthcare workers: 97.2%
  • Social care workers: 45,727
  • 75-79 years: 97%
  • 70-74 years: 96.4%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 95.3%
  • 65-69 years: 95.2%
  • Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 90.1%
  • 60-64 years: 93.6%
  • 55-59 years: 91.9%
  • 50-54 years: 90.1%
  • 40-49 years: 85.3%
  • 30-39 years: 79%
  • 18-29 years: 78.5%
  • 16-17 years: 75.7%
  • 12-15 years: 51.7%

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

  • Severely immunosuppressed: 74.9%

  • Care home residents: 96.8%
  • Care home workers: 91.9%
  • 80 years and older: 95.4%
  • Healthcare workers: 95.8%
  • Social care workers: 45,214
  • 75-79 years: 96.4%
  • 70-74 years: 95.8%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 93.9%
  • 65-69 years: 94.4%
  • Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 86.5%
  • 60-64 years: 92.5%
  • 55-59 years: 90.6%
  • 50-54 years: 88.4%
  • 40-49 years: 82.6%
  • 30-39 years: 74.2%
  • 18-29 years: 71.3%
  • 16-17 years: 29.4%
  • 12-15 years: 0.7%

Uptake of booster vaccines (according to PHW)

  • Care home residents: 77.3%
  • Care home workers: 60.9%
  • 80 years and older: 76.2%
  • Healthcare workers: 70.4%
  • Social care workers: 31,425
  • 75-79 years: 80.2%
  • 70-74 years: 76.2%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 34.9%
  • 65-69 years: 51.9%
  • Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 8.9%
  • 60-64 years: 20.8%
  • 55-59 years: 15.9%
  • 50-54 years: 14.4%
  • 40-49 years: 11.1%
  • 30-39 years: 7.9%
  • 18-29 years: 5.1%
  • 16-17 years: 2.5%

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days up to November 15:

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 495.3 (up from 493.8)

Newport: 504.3 (up from 500.4)

Caerphilly: 507 (up from 500.3)

Torfaen: 567.3 (down from 573.6)

Monmouthshire: 556.1 (down from 569.8)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 361.8 (up from 354.9)

Anglesey: 352.6 (up from 349.8)

Gwynedd: 772.3 (up from 709.7)

Denbighshire: 514.1 (up from 492.2)

Flintshire: 436.3 (up from 411.3)

Wrexham: 553.1 (up from 524.4)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 556.8 (down from 567.2)

Vale of Glamorgan: 695.4 (up from 682)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 557 (up from 547)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 461.7 (up from 438.1)

Bridgend: 465.8 (down from 474.7)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 548.8 (up from 546.7)

Pembrokeshire: 484.8 (up from 456.2)

Ceredigion: 279.2 (up from 268.2)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 547.4 (down from 552)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 508.7 (down from 514.3)

Swansea: 524.3 (up from 516.2)

Wales total: 521.2 (up from 512.5)

It is now compulsory for visitors to cinemas, theatres, and concert halls in Wales to show a Covid pass. You can read more about that here.

On Monday health officials recommended the Covid-19 vaccine booster programme should be extended to include healthy 40 to 49-year-olds. Read more here.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said all adults over the age of 40 should be offered a booster six months after their second dose. It is now up to the governments in all parts of the UK whether they act on the recommendation. You can find the Welsh Government statement here.

It has also said that 16 and 17-year-olds should come forward for a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab – which should be given at least 12 weeks after the first.

Those over 50 have already been offered a third jab, a booster, after it was found that immunity from the first two jabs had waned.

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