A further 16 people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,300 new cases have been reported, according to the latest figures.
Public Health Wales (PHW), in its daily update on Sunday, November 15, announced that 1,333 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test. This was an increase on 933 from Saturday.
The total number of people in Wales who have now died with lab-confirmed coronavirus now stands at 2,207. The true number of deaths reported by the Office of National Statistics was 2,884 on October 30.
The daily number of cases has seen a large increase on Sunday however more tests were carried out in the latest 24-hour period. There were 15,630 tests carried out on Saturday compared with 12,241 the day before.
Wales’ infection rate has also seen a slight increase with 164.5 positive cases per 100,000 people for the last seven days (November 6-12) compared with 156.1 per 100,000 on Saturday.
Deaths reported today: 16 Cases reported today: 1,333 (Up from 933 on Saturday) Number of tests carried out: 15,630 (Up from 12,241 the day before) Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 2,207
Merthyr Tydfil remains the local authority with the most cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day average with 336.5 cases, down from 346.5 on Saturday.
The infection rate in Rhondda Cynon Taf however has increased from 269.4 cases per 100,00 on Saturday to 282.3 per 100,000 on Sunday.
Blaenau Gwent has also seen an increase with 296.3 cases per 100,00, up from 267.7 a day ago.
Cardiff reported the most cases in Sunday’s figures with 160 followed by Rhondda Cynon Taf with 155, Swansea with 149, Caerphilly with 146, and Newport with 103.
Local authority areas that posted double-digit case increases included Blaenau Gwent with 68, Neath Port Talbot with 81, Bridgend with 72, Torfaen with 49, Monmouthshire with 33, Flintshire with 35, and Conwy with 10. In Denbighshire there were 14 new cases while Gwynedd saw 10, Merthyr Tydfil had 39, Powys had 19, the Vale of Glamorgan saw 42, Torfaen had 49, and Wrexham had 27.
Anglesey reported two new cases while Ceredigion saw nine and Pembrokeshire had six.
Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days (Nov 6-12)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Blaenau Gwent: 296.3 (Up)
Caerphilly: 220.4 (Up)
Torfaen: 172.4 (Up)
Newport: 158.4 (Up)
Monmouthshire: 125.8 (Up)
Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board
Wrexham: 145.6 (Down)
Flintshire: 133.9 (Down)
Denbighshire: 78.4 (Up)
Conwy: 57.2 (Down)
Gwynedd: 48.2 (Up)
Anglesey: 34.3 (Down)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cardiff: 152.9 (Up)
Vale of Glamorgan: 113.0 (Up)
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil: 336.5 (Down)
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 282.3 (Up)
Bridgend: 210.8 (Up)
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthenshire: 145.7 (Up)
Ceredigion: 70.2 (Down)
Pembrokeshire: 54.8 (Up)
Powys Teaching Health Board
Powys: 104.3 (Down)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Neath Port Talbot: 285.4 (Up)
Swansea: 217.0 (Up)
Wales total – 164.5 (Up)
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Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Public Health Wales strongly advises the public to take personal responsibility for their actions and to ensure that we are all doing as much as possible to limit the transmission of coronavirus.
“During this first weekend since the fire-break restrictions have been lifted we would remind everyone that coronavirus is still active in our communities and therefore this does not mean a return to normality.
“We ask the public to observe the new regulations and to limit their contact with other people as much as possible so that we all work together to bring the numbers of positive cases down.
“This means staying out of other people’s homes, limiting the times and the numbers of people that you meet, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene, working from home if you can, and self-isolating if you show symptoms of coronavirus or are asked to do so by contact tracers.
“It is extremely important that we only make essential journeys, maintain strict social distancing with those we don’t live with, and reduce the number of people that we meet. All of these actions will help to break the chains of transmission, reduce the spread of the virus, and keep people safe.
“We understand that people will want to carry on with their Christmas shopping now the fire-break has ended and so we would suggest to try to visit shops during off-peak times, to always maintain social distancing, and to wear a face covering if you can. Options such as ‘click and collect’ or online purchasing may also be something to consider.”