Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, September 14

By Mark Smith

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

New data published on Tuesday, September 14, revealed there were also 1,924 new positive cases across the country, bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 312,292.

The latest seven-day infection rate across Wales is now 510.8 cases for every 100,000 people (seven days up to September 9) - down on the 521.7 reported on Monday.

Figures released today cover a 24-hour period up to 9am on September 13.

Read more: Children aged 12 to 15 will be vaccinated against Covid in Wales and over 50s will get booster jab

The county with the highest infection rate in Wales is still Merthyr Tydfil with 742.6 cases per 100,000 population over seven days (down from 760.9 the previous day), followed by Carmarthenshire with 719.9 and Neath Port Talbot with 653.5.

In terms of new confirmed cases over the latest 24-hour period, the areas of the country that are worst affected are Swansea with 209, Carmarthenshire with 184, Cardiff with 169, RCT with 149, Neath Port Talbot with 140 and Caerphilly with 145.

Other areas with 50 new cases or more included Gwynedd with 91, Powys with 82, Conwy with 77, Flintshire with 69, Wrexham with 63, Vale of Glamorgan with 62, Bridgend with 57, Newport with 61, Denbighshire with 55, Blaenau Gwent with 51 and Torfaen with 50.

The only local authorities reporting under 50 cases were Anglesey with 44, Pembrokeshire with 38, Merthyr Tydfil with 34, Ceredigion with 27 and Monmouthshire with 19.

Looking at the latest numbers concerning hospitalisations, as of September 13 there were 591 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected, and recovering) - up from 523 which was reported in the figures as of September 10.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB had the most Covid patients in general and acute hospital beds on September 13 with 137, followed by Aneurin Bevan UHB with 133, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB with 128, Cardiff and Vale UHB with 70, Swansea Bay UHB with 63, Hywel Dda UHB with 56 and Powys Teaching Health Board with four.

As of September 13 there were 48 people in invasive ventilated beds in Wales with coronavirus – up from 40 on September 10. Hywel Dda UHB and Betsi Cadwaladr UHB had the joint most with 11 each, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB had eight, Cardiff and Vale UHB and Swansea Bay UHB both had seven, and Aneurin Bevan UHB had four.

In terms of the vaccination roll-out in Wales, on Tuesday figures showed that 2,368,124 people have received a first dose of the Covid vaccine while 2,202,393 have had both doses.

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

  • Care home residents: 98.1%
  • Care home workers: 94%
  • 80 years and older: 96.2%
  • Healthcare workers: 96.9%
  • Social care workers: 45,690 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 96.9%
  • 70-74 years: 96.3%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 94.4%
  • 65-69 years: 95.1%
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 90.4%
  • 60-64 years: 93.5%
  • 55-59 years: 91.8%
  • 50-54 years: 89.9%
  • 40-49 years: 84.9%
  • 30-39 years: 77.9%
  • 18-29 years: 77%
  • 16-17 years: 68.5%

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: 45,022 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 96.2%
  • 70-74 years: 95.6%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 92.1%
  • 65-69 years: 94.2%
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 87%
  • 60-64 years: 92.2%
  • 55-59 years: 90.2%
  • 50-54 years: 87.8%
  • 40-49 years: 81.5%
  • 30-39 years: 71.9%
  • 18-29 years: 67.9%
  • 16-17 years: 12.7%

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days up to September 9:

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 506.7 (up from 502.4)

Newport: 455.1 (down from 470.7)

Caerphilly: 639.5 (up from 626.3)

Torfaen: 422.5 (down from 442.7)

Monmouthshire: 242.1 (down from 249.5)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 539.2 (down from 546.9)

Anglesey: 422.6 (down from 429.7)

Gwynedd: 455.2 (down from 468.9)

Denbighshire: 557 (down from 582.1)

Flintshire: 404.2 (up from 397.8)

Wrexham: 394.2 (down from 395.7)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 398.7 (down from 414.6)

Vale of Glamorgan: 539.7 (down from 559.9)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 742.6 (down from 760.9)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 564.1 (down from 571.6)

Bridgend: 452.2 (down from 478.8)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 719.9 (down from 725.2)

Pembrokeshire: 356.9 (down from 376.7)

Ceredigion: 496.6 (unchanged)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 404.7 (down from 409.3)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 713.8 (down from 717.3)

Swansea: 653.5 (down from 682.6)

Wales total: 510.8 (down from 521.7 )

On Tuesday it was announced that all healthy 12 to 15-year-olds in Wales will be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan said the Welsh Government will accept the advice from the UK's four chief medical officers who looked at the wider health and wellbeing benefits of vaccination for this age group.

In a joint statement to each of the UK's health ministers on Monday, the four CMOs concluded that vaccination will help reduce transmission of Covid-19 in schools and reduce - but not eliminate - education disruption. For more details please go here.

Speaking on Tuesday during the Welsh Government's press conference, Baroness Morgan said: "I have today accepted this advice and we will now begin preparations to invite 12 to 15-year-olds who have not yet been vaccinated to have a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine."

Meanwhile, booster jabs for frontline healthcare workers, care home residents, over 50s and younger adults with health conditions have been recommended by the JCVI and will now be rolled out across Wales as soon as next week.

The Pfizer jab is recommended, regardless of which vaccine people had previously, and it should be given at least six months after the second dose.

Baroness Morgan added: "We have been preparing for an autumn booster campaign over the summer.

"Our NHS is ready to deliver this and we will start next week by offering a booster vaccine to people living and working in care homes and frontline health and social care staff.

"We will then offer it to everyone over 50, all frontline health and social care staff and all those with underlying health conditions – just as we did with the first two doses of the vaccine."

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