Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Thursday, September 9

By Mark Smith

Wales has recorded nine new Covid deaths and seen its seven-day infection rate soar above 500 cases per 100,000 people.

Data published by Public Health Wales on Thursday, September 9, show that 2,297 new cases of the virus had been identified in Wales, bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 301,276.

The data covers the 24 hours from 9am on Tuesday, September 7, to 9am on Wednesday, September 8. The total number of people who have now died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus in Wales is 5,721.

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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 501.8 cases for every 100,000 people in the last week (August 29 to September 4). This is significantly up on the 481.2 reported on Wednesday. It is also the first time the seven-day infection rate has risen above 500 since January 4, 2021.

The area with the highest infection rate in Wales remains Merthyr Tydfil with 804 cases per 100,000, followed by Swansea with 700.8 and Neath Port Talbot with 670.6. Every local authority in Wales recorded a rise in its infection rate compared with the previous day.

The areas with the highest number of cases reported on Thursday were Swansea with 256, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 206, Carmarthenshire with 202, Neath Port Talbot with 174, Caerphilly with 148, Cardiff with 128, Wrexham with 112 and Bridgend with 101.

Meanwhile places with under 100 cases recorded were Conwy with 93, Powys with 92, Newport with 90, Gwynedd with 86, Denbighshire and Torfaen with 69, Flintshire with 68, Vale of Glamorgan with 65 and Merthyr Tydfil with 62.

The areas with the lowest number of cases were Blaenau Gwent with 57, Anglesey with 52, Ceredigion with 41, Pembrokeshire with 38 and Monmouthshire with 28.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are currently in intensive care 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 2,364,393 people have received a first dose of the Covid vaccine while 2,195,417 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: 45,740 (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: 77.7%
  • 18-29 years: 76.8%
  • 16-17 years: 67.3%

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

  • Care home residents: 95.7%
  • Care home workers: 90.9%
  • 80 years and older: 95%
  • Healthcare workers: 94.9%
  • Social care workers: 45,058 (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: 86.9%
  • 60-64 years: 92.2%
  • 55-59 years: 90.1%
  • 50-54 years: 87.8%
  • 40-49 years: 81.4%
  • 30-39 years: 71.5%
  • 18-29 years: 67.2%
  • 16-17 years: 11.9%

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days (week up to September 4):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 418 (up from 415.1)

Newport: 466.1 (up from 442.2)

Caerphilly: 559.4 (up from 533.5)

Torfaen: 366.1 (up from 340.6)

Monmouthshire: 306.6 (up from 297.1)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 544.4 (up from 522.2)

Anglesey: 392.6 (up from 371.2)

Gwynedd: 447.2 (up from 437.5)

Denbighshire: 532.9 (up from 514.1)

Flintshire: 390.1 (up from 367.1)

Wrexham: 340.5 (up from 314.8)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 432.5 (up from 412.1)

Vale of Glamorgan: 479.1 (up from 453.6)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 804 (up from 782.4)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 589.4 (up from 564.5)

Bridgend: 430.5 (up from 427.7)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 642 (up from 596)

Pembrokeshire: 440.3 (up from 430.8)

Ceredigion: 415.4 (up from 392)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 391.1 (up from 384.3)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 670.6 (up from 661.5)

Swansea: 700.8 (up from 676.5)

Wales total: 501.8 (up from 481.2)

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