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Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Monday, November 2

Three more people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,600 new cases have been identified.

Public Health Wales (PHW), in its daily update on Monday, November 2, confirmed that 1,646 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test.

It’s a significant rise from Sunday when 819 were confirmed. However, PHW said that “data transfer issues” between them and the NWIS may have led some results not to be included in yesterday’s count.

PHW also added that three more people have lost their lives with the virus in Wales, bringing the death toll to 1,891.

Merthyr Tydfil remains by some way the local authority with the most cases per 100,000 over a seven-day average at 689.6, an increase on 634.9 on Sunday.

Rhondda Cynon Taf had the second highest incidence rate with 506.5 cases per 100,000, down from 522.2 on Sunday, while Blaenau Gwent was third with 496.7, a rise from 476.7 the previous day.

Wales as a whole now averages 258.5 cases per 100,000 people, a welcome decrease on 267.5 on Sunday.

The numbers look at a rolling seven-day average between October 24 and 30. However, Public Health Wales has said that due to a lag in receiving data, cases sampled in recent days will not be fully reflected in today’s data, so the most recent incidence is likely to be underestimated.

These are the key details on Monday:

  • Deaths reported today: 3 (Down from 16 on Sunday)

  • Cases reported today: 1,646 (Up from 819 on Sunday)

  • Number of tests carried out: 13,843 (Up from 7,280 on Sunday)

  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 1,891

Cardiff reported the most positive cases in the last 24 hours with 252, followed by Rhondda Cynon Taf with 201, Swansea with 182, Caerphilly with 145 and Wrexham and Neath Port Talbot with 102.

Other local authorities reporting high numbers of cases included Merthyr Tydfil with 97, Bridgend with 95, Blaenau Gwent with 66, Newport with 60, Carmarthenshire with 49 and Torfaen with 35.

Meanwhile, Vale of Glamorgan had 31, Monmouthshire and Flintshire had 29, Powys had 25, Conwy and Denbighshire had 19, Pembrokeshire had 17, Anglesey and Ceredigion had 10 and Gwynedd had nine.

Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 496.7 (Up)

Caerphilly: 339.1 (Up)

Torfaen: 260.7 (Down)

Newport: 177.8 (Down)

Monmouthshire: 161.8 (Down)

Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board

Wrexham: 289.8 (Up)

Flintshire: 192.8 (Up)

Anglesey: 109.9 (Down)

Conwy: 108.4 (Unchanged)

Denbighshire: 125.4 (Up)

Gwynedd: 61 (Down)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 309.9 (Down)

Vale of Glamorgan: 130.3 (Up)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 689.6 (Up)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 506.5 (Down)

Bridgend: 276.8 (Down)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 159.5 (Down)

Ceredigion: 30.3 (Down)

Pembrokeshire: 53.3 (Up)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 120.8 (Up)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Swansea: 381.0 (Down)

Neath Port Talbot: 357.3 (Down)

Wales total – 258.5 (Down)

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Wales is now more than a week into its 17-day fire-break lockdown.

The rules require people to stay at home wherever possible, non-essential retail has been shut, and secondary schools will close for those in year nine and above after half term.

  • People in Wales are being asked to stay at home until Monday, November 9
  • All non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses will close as was the case during the March lockdown
  • Community centres, libraries, and recycling centres will also all close and places of worship will be shut other than for funerals or wedding ceremonies
  • Primary and special schools will re-open as normal after half term but secondary schools will only re-open to students in years seven and eight for the second week of the fire-break
  • No gatherings will be permitted either indoors or outdoors with people from other households with the only exceptions being adults living alone and single parents who can join another household for support

However, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed on Monday that travel restrictions will be lifted after the fire-break ends on November 9 and pubs, cafes and restaurants will reopen.

Meanwhile people from two households will be able to form bubbles again. The new rules will last for two weeks after which they will be reviewed to see if further changes can be made.

He said: “We need to do the minimum – not the maximum, which the rules allow.

“Our real strength lies in the choices we make and the actions we take together.

“When we came out of lockdown in the spring, we took a cautious approach, relaxing restrictions gradually to make sure we did not lose all the gains we had worked so hard for.

“We will once again take that approach – for the first two weeks after the firebreak ends, the national measures will be designed to maximise the impact of the work we have all been doing to control the spread of the virus.

“We will review the situation in a fortnight’s time to see whether we can make further changes.”

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