Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, September 7

By Cathy Owen

Three more people have died with coronavirus according to the latest update from Public Health Wales.

Data published on Tuesday, September 7 also revealed that 2,504 new cases of the virus had been identified in Wales bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 296,310. The data covers the 24 hours from 9am on Sunday, September 5, to 9am on Monday, September 6.

The total number of people who have now died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus in Wales is now 5,702.

Read more: Health Board flips from amber to red Covid status

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 Public Health Wales 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 latest Covid infection rate across Wales as a whole is now 469 cases for every 100,000 people in the last week. This is significantly up on the 452.8 reported on Monday. The infection rate has risen again in the majority of local authority areas.

The area with the highest infection rate in Wales is in the smallest local authority area of Merthyr Tydfil with 752.3 cases per 100,000, followed by Swansea with 682.2 and Neath Port Talbot with 672.6. You can read our analysis of the worrying virus spike hitting Swansea Bay here.

The areas with the highest number of cases reported on Tuesday were Cardiff with 273, Swansea with 209, and Rhondda Cynon Taf with 199.

Carmarthenshire had 174, Caerphilly 171, Vale of Glamorgan 143 and Flintshire with 119. Newport and Neath Port Talbot both had 110 cases, followed by 107 in Pembrokeshire and 101 in both Gwynedd and Bridgend.

The places with under 100 cases recorded were Denbighshire with 91, Wrexham with 76, Powys with 73, Merthyr Tydfil had 70 and Conwy had 67.

The areas with the lowest number of cases were Ceredigion with 63, Blaenau Gwent with 55, Torfaen 52, Monmouthshire with 42 and Anglesey 33..

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

There are now more people in intensive care with coronavirus in Wales than there were when it announced a firebreak lockdown last year.

As of September 6 there were 463 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected, and recovering) - down from 360 in the previous figures from September 2.

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB had the most Covid patients in general and acute hospital on September 6 with 115 followed by Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB with 91, Aneurin Bevan UHB with 90, Cardiff and Vale UHB with 55, Swansea Bay UHB with 52, Hywel Dda UHB with 58 and Powys Teaching Health Board with two.

As of September 6 there were 46 people in invasive ventilated beds in Wales with coronavirus – down from 48 on September 2. Aneurin Bevan UHB had the most with 12, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB had 11, Hywel Dda UHB with eight, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB had seven, Cardiff and Vale UHB had six and Swansea Bay UHB had two.

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 2,362,580 people have received a first dose of the Covid vaccine while 2,192,341 have had both doses.

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

  • Care home residents: 98.2%
  • Care home workers: 94%
  • 80 years and older: 96.2%
  • Healthcare workers: 96.8%
  • Social care workers: 45,783 (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: 90.3%
  • 60-64 years: 93.5%
  • 55-59 years: 91.7%
  • 50-54 years: 89.9%
  • 40-49 years: 84.8%
  • 30-39 years: 77.6%
  • 18-29 years: 76.7%
  • 16-17 years: 66.6%

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: 94.8%
  • Social care workers: 45,098 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 96.1%
  • 70-74 years: 95.6%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 92%
  • 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: 87.7%
  • 40-49 years: 81.3%
  • 30-39 years: 71.3%
  • 18-29 years: 66.9%
  • 16-17 years: 11.5%

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days (week up to September 2):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 399.4 (up from 357.8)

Newport: 428.6 (up from 415.1)

Caerphilly: 511.4 (up from 485.4)

Torfaen: 366.1 (up from 333.1)

Monmouthshire: 285.4 (down from 290.7)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 514.5 (up from 508.5)

Anglesey: 364.1 (up from 341.2)

Gwynedd: 448 (up from 431.9)

Denbighshire: 512 (up from 500.5)

Flintshire: 348.5 (up from 323.5)

Wrexham: 312.6 (down from 331)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 389.7 (up from 368.8)

Vale of Glamorgan: 405.7 (up from 377.3)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 752.6 (up from 744.3)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 543.8 (up from 537.6)

Bridgend: 420.3 (up from 410.7)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 559.9 (up from 506.4)

Pembrokeshire: 439.5 (down from 449.1)

Ceredigion: 364.5 (up from 323.3)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 358.7 (unchanged)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 672.6 (up from 670.6)

Swansea: 682.2 (up from 670.5)

Wales total: 468.6 (up from 452.8)

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