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Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, November 3

Four more people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,100 new cases have been identified.

Public Health Wales (PHW), in its daily update on Tuesday, November 3, confirmed that 1,119 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test.

This was a drop on the 1,646 positive cases reported on Monday, November 2.

PHW also added that four more people have lost their lives with the virus in Wales, bringing the death toll to 1,895.

Merthyr Tydfil remains by some way the local authority with the most cases per 100,000 over a seven-day average at 692.9, an increase on 689.6 on Monday.

BlaenauGwent had the second highest incidence rate with 525.3 cases per 100,000, up on 496.7 from Monday, while Rhondda Cynon Taf was third with 516.4, up on 506.5 the previous day.

Wales as a whole now averages 260.8 cases per 100,000 people, a rise on 258.5 on Monday.

The numbers look at a rolling seven-day average between October 25 and 31. 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 Tuesday:

  • Deaths reported today: 4

  • Cases reported today: 1,119 (Down from 1,646 on Monday)

  • Number of tests carried out: 10,212 (Down from 13,843 on Monday)

  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 1,895

Rhondda Cynon Taf reported the most positive cases in the last 24 hours with 200, followed by Cardiff with 129, Swansea with 103, Caerphilly with 76, Bridgend with 63 and Blaenau Gwent with 62.

Other local authorities reporting high numbers of cases included Newport with 57, Merthyr Tydfil with 52, Flintshire with 50, Vale of Glamorgan and Neath Port Talbot with 42, Wrexham with 37 and Carmarthenshire with 36.

Meanwhile, Torfaen had 24, Powys had 22, Denbighshire had 18, Conwy had 16, Monmouthshire had 12, Anglesey had seven, Ceredigion had five, Pembrokeshire had three.

It appears Gwynedd had no new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours.

Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 525.3 (Up)

Caerphilly: 343 (Up)

Torfaen: 248 (Down)

Newport: 193.3 (Up)

Monmouthshire: 156.5 (Down)

Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board

Wrexham: 296.4 (Up)

Flintshire: 191.5 (Down)

Anglesey: 98.5 (Down)

Conwy: 108.4 (Unchanged)

Denbighshire: 132.7 (Up)

Gwynedd: 53.8 (Down)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 304.2 (Down)

Vale of Glamorgan: 149.7 (Up)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 692.9 (Up)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 516.4 (Up)

Bridgend: 282.9 (Up)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 163.2 (Up)

Ceredigion: 31.6 (Up)

Pembrokeshire: 52.5 (Down)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 127.6 (Up)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Swansea: 385.4 (Up)

Neath Port Talbot: 344 (Down)

Wales total – 260.8 (Up)

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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 have closed for those in year nine and above.

  • 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.”



Dr Andrew Goodall, chief executive of NHS Wales

On Tuesday, NHS Wales chief executive Dr Andrew Goodall said he continued to be concerned by the upward trend in hospital admissions linked to the virus.

He confirmed there are currently 1,275 Covid-related patients in Welsh hospitals – 18% higher than last week and the highest number since late April.

He added that 57 of the most seriously unwell coronavirus patients are being treated in critical care – a 12% rise on last week, which equates to a third of the ICU beds in Wales.

According to latest figures, around 90 people with the virus are being admitted to Welsh hospitals each day.

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