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Newport records two more Covid cases as Wales sees no new deaths

Newport has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, according to the latest figures released by Public Health Wales on Wednesday, April 7.

The infection rate in the city currently stands at 18.1 cases per 100,000 people, a slight increase since previously reported.

Across Wales, there were no new coronavirus deaths and 82 new cases were reported.

Wales has now seen a total of 210,023 cases since the pandemic began, and the total of lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths stands at 5,521.

The infection rate across Wales has also falling once again and now stands at 22 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days leading up to April 2, a drop from 24.8 on Tuesday.

Wales reached another milestone today as 1.5 million people in the country have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

All of Wales’ local authorities are now reporting fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days up to April 2. Meanwhile the percentage of tests coming back with positive results is now 2.2%, way below the key benchmark of 5%.

The latest figures also show that 1,502,641 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 475,570 people have had both doses.

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

  • Care home residents: 15,122 (97.2%)
  • Care home workers: 33,832 (89%)
  • Healthcare workers: 131,865 (92.8%)
  • Social care workers: 44,269 (no percentage available)
  • 80 years and older: 166,431 (95.1%)
  • 75-79 years: 127,479 (95.7%)
  • 70-74 years: 174,732 (95.1%)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 75,03 (92.1%)
  • 65-69 years: 167,908 (93.1%)
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 286,848 (81.5%)
  • 60-64 years: 184,484 (89.7%)
  • 55-59 years: 199,063 (85.2%)
  • 50-54 years: 156,775 (68.8%)

Key details

  • Deaths reported today: 0
  • Cases reported today: 82 (Down from 126 on Monday)
  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 5,521
  • Total number of people who have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: 1,502,641
  • Total number of people who have received a two-dose course of Covid-19 vaccine:475,570

Cardiff reported the most cases on Wednesday with 13 followed by Swansea with 11. Gwynedd reported six new cases and Rhondda Cynon Taf reported five new cases.

Caerphilly, Anglesey, and Denbigshire each reported four new cases and Blaenau Gwent, Conwy, Vale of Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Neath Port Talbot each reported three new cases.

Newport and Flintshire each reported two new cases while Torfaen, Wrexham and Merthyr Tydfil each reported one new case of the virus.

Monmouthshire, Bridgend, Ceredigion and Powys all reported no new cases.

Cases per 100,000 based on seven-day rolling average (March 27 to April 2):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 17.2 (down from 22.9)

Newport: 18.1 (up from 16.8)

Caerphilly: 14.9 (down from 16.6)

Torfaen: 13.8 (down from 18.1)

Monmouthshire: 10.6 (down from 12.7)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 13.7 (down from 16.2)

Anglesey: 35.7 (down from 41.4)

Gwynedd: 34.5 (down from 42.5)

Denbighshire: 19.9 (unchanged)

Flintshire: 19.9 (down from 22.4)

Wrexham: 25 (upfrom 22.1)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 37.3 (down from 39.2)

Vale of Glamorgan: 14.2 (unchanged)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 28.2 (down from 31.5)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 17 (unchanged)

Bridgend: 8.2 (up from 7.5)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 17 (down from 18)

Pembrokeshire: 18.3 (down from 22.3)

Ceredigion: 12.4 (up from 11)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 10.6 (down from 12.1)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 30.0 (down from 43.3)

Swansea: 33.6 (down from 44.1)

Wales total: 22 (down from 24.8)

It comes as a new vaccine was adminstered in Wales for the first time in the UK today.

The Moderna vaccine was given to Elle Taylor, a 24-year-old unpaid carer from Ammanford.

Miss Taylor, who works at a further education college in Llanelli, received the Moderna jab from staff nurse Laura French at the hospital’s outpatients department.

Supplies of the Moderna jab arrived in the UK from Spain on Tuesday and people in West Wales are the first in the UK to receive it.

Speaking after receiving the vaccine, the 24-year-old said: “I’m very excited and very happy.

“I’m an unpaid carer for my grandmother so it is very important to me that I get it, so I can care for her properly and safely.

“My grandmother has had her first dose and she is going for her second dose on Saturday.”

Miss Taylor said she only found out on Tuesday evening that she was to be the first Briton to receive the Moderna jab in the UK.

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