Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, January 19 – Wales Online

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

Latest figures from Public Health Wales published on Tuesday, January 19 show 1,106 new cases of the virus have been recorded to bring the total since the pandemic began to 182,599. The overall death total with lab-confirmed coronavirus now stands at 4,302 in Wales.

Following the latest figures, the Wales infection rate is now down to 295.2 cases per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to January 14. That is a decrease on the 306.1 previously reported and is the lowest it has been since the very start of December.

Moving below a level of 300 cases for every 100,000 and remaining there over a sustained period is one of the key benchmarks for moving out of Alert Level Four lockdown. However other measures watched by the Welsh Government suggest any change may not come quickly. The percentage of tests coming back positive is still significantly above the 10% benchmark. See the full details of the lockdown tiers here.

PHW data also shows 161,932 people have now received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of 10pm on Monday, up 10,195 on the figure published on Monday. There are 265 people who have received both of their vaccine jabs.

The percentage of tests producing positive results in the week to January 13 is now 17%, a fall on the 30% positivity rate recorded over the Christmas period. Locally, the areas with the highest positivity rates are Wrexham with 26.6%, Bridgend with 21.6% and Flintshire with 20.5%.

These figures are based on the date tests were done, not the date test results were included on the system. The data is correct up to 9am on January 18.

Key details

  • Deaths reported today: 8

  • Cases reported today: 1,106

  • Number of tests carried out: 10,531 (Down from 13,652)

  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 4,302

  • Total number of people who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: 161,932

  • Total number of people who have received a two dose course of Covid-19 vaccine: 265

Wrexham remains the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 698 cases per 100,000 population, a big drop from 792.2 on Monday.

Flintshire has the second highest rate with 513.1 cases per 100,000, down from 522.1 the day before.

Bridgend is third with 383.5 per 100,000 population, down from 397.1.

Cardiff had the highest number of new cases reported on Tuesday with 118, followed by Flintshire with 113, Wrexham with 104, RCT with 70, Newport with 68 and Swansea with 58.

Carmarthenshire had 55 new cases, Caerphilly had 54, Bridgend had 50, Neath Port Talbot had 49, Denbighshire had 47, Pembrokeshire had 35 and Torfaen had 30,.

Local authorities with under 30 cases included Merthyr Tydfil with 29, Vale of Glamorgan with 24, Powys with 23, Conwy with 22, Monmouthshire with 20, Gwynedd with 18, Blaenau Gwent with 10, Ceredigion with nine and Anglesey with five.

Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days (January 8 to January 14)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Newport: 310.3 (Up from 301.9)

Torfaen: 274.6 (Down from 290.5)

Caerphilly: 254 (Down from 275.6)

Monmouthshire: 206.2 (Down from 227.3)

Blaenau Gwent: 196.1 (Down from 217.6)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Wrexham: 698 (Down from 792.2)

Flintshire: 513.1 (Down from 522.1)

Denbighshire: 353.2 (Down from 364.7)

Gwynedd: 216.8 (Up from 204.7)

Conwy: 183.4 (Down from 184.3)

Anglesey: 144.2 (Up from 132.8)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Vale of Glamorgan: 327.1 (Up from 324.1)

Cardiff: 288.4 (Down from 293.8)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Bridgend: 383.5 (Down from 397.1)

Merthyr Tydfil: 313.3 (Down from 316.6)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 284.8 (Down from 310.4)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 302.5 (Down from 303.5)

Ceredigion: 162.3 (Up from 159.6)

Pembrokeshire: 159 (Unchanged)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 209.2 (Down from 210.7)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 263.1 (Down from 264.5)

Swansea: 210.1 (Down from 216.2)

Wales total – 295.2 (Down from 306.1)

All of Wales is now in full lockdown at alert level four which means that:

  • People must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  • People must not visit other households, or meet other people they do not live with
  • Many types of businesses are required to close.

The level four restrictions apply to the whole of Wales and will continue until January 29 when they will be reviewed again. Read what needs to happen for restrictions to be eased in Wales here.

On Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford set out new laws that supermarkets, shops and workplaces must now adhere to in the fight against coronavirus.

Businesses who employ five people or more in Wales will have to carry out a specific coronavirus risk assessment under new legislation, and guidance that was in place for retailers to follow is now being made law. Retailers must now:

Mr Drakeford said: “Strengthening the rules in retail and workplaces will help us to continue slowing the course of this terrible virus.”

Find out how many cases are in your area

Dr Eleri Davies, incident director for the Covid-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “The number of positive coronavirus cases remains extremely high in Wales and is cause for serious concern, due to the impact on NHS Wales services.

“All of Wales remains in lockdown. We ask that the public adopts the same mindset for this lockdown as they did in March 2020. We understand that people are fatigued but because the new, more infectious variant of coronavirus is circulating across Wales it is vital that we all keep to the lockdown restrictions and do not meet other people.

“This means that you must stay at home. If exercising outdoors, please do this alone or with members of your household or support bubble only. Shop online, but if you do need to visit essential retail then do this alone, if possible, to minimise numbers of people in retail spaces, and avoid stopping to chat with people outside your household. If you must leave home keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, and wear a face mask when required according to the regulations.

“Public Health Wales urges everyone to follow the rules, to avoid transmission of coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”

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