Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales as of Sunday February 13

Another person has died from coronavirus in Wales according to the latest figures released by Public Health Wales.

New data released on Sunday February 13 and covering a 24-hour period shows 1,495 new positive cases, bringing the total to 800,316.

The total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive in Wales now stands at 6,913.

Read more:The pockets of Wales where vaccination has been lower than expected

The latest infection rate based on PCR testing, for the seven days to February 7, now stands at 379.0 cases per 100,000 people – a reduction from the 400.3 cases recorded on Friday, which was down from Thursday’s 412.9.

The infection rate based on PCR testing is only a guide to the spread of Covid in Wales as it does not include lateral flow test results, which are reported weekly in Wales. People without symptoms who test positive on an LFT no longer need a confirmatory PCR test.

The latest lateral flow test data, released Thursday for the week to February 6, shows another 18,690 positive test results have been reported. That’s down from 23,066 the previous week. Positivity also decreased from 11.87% to 10.24%. The highest incidence rate was recorded in the Hywel Dda University Health Board region with 680.2 positive tests per 100,000 people.

The region of Wales with the highest infection rate for the seven days to February 7 was Carmarthenshire with 563.1 followed by Cardiff with 445.6 and Swansea with 418.2.

Cardiff recorded the most positive cases in the last 24 hour period with 235 followed by Swansea with 115, Carmarthenshire with 107, Rhondda Cynon Taf with 91, Flintshire with 84, Vale of Glamorgan with 77, Wrexham with 64 and Conwy with 61. Meanwhile Neath Port Talbot recorded 58 new cases, Pembrokeshire 57, Torfaen 51, Newport and Denbighshire 50 each, Ceredigion and Bridgend 49 each, Caerphilly 48 and Gwynedd 44.

The areas with the lowest new cases reported were Powys with 39, Monmouthshire with 34, Blaenau Gwent with 29, Anglesey 25 and Merthyr Tydfil with 20.

In the seven days to February 7, a total of 30.4% of PCR tests across Wales returned a positive result, down from the 31.2% reported on Friday. The highest positivity rates were in Cardiff (34.6%), Swansea (34.4%) and Carmarthenshire (34.3%).

As of February 10, there were 1,080 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected and recovering), a drop from 1,101 on February 9.

There were 16 people in ventilated intensive care beds with confirmed Covid-19 on February 10. It was the same number reported on February 9, but still down from the Omicron wave peak of 39 on January 5. Swansea Bay UHB no longer has Covid patients in an invasive ventilated bed.

A total of 2,515,537 people received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 2,374,949 received two doses. Meanwhile, 1,859,032 people have received their booster shots in Wales.

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Infection rate per 100,000 people in each area for the seven days to February 7:

Aneurin Bevan University Board of Health

Blaenau Gwent: 363.6 (from 425.1)

Newport: 396.3 (from 455.8)

Caerphilly: 352.9 (instead of 385.5)

Torfaen: 394.8 (from 433.2)

Monmouthshire: 316.1 (instead of 326.7)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Council

Conwy: 334.5 (from 363.5)

Anglesey: 338.4 (from 339.8)

Gwynedd: 331.6 (instead of 311.5)

Denbighshire: 330.2 (instead of 333.3)

Flintshire: 356.8 (from 397.8)

Wrexham: 415.6 (instead of 422.2)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Council

Cardiff: 445.6 (instead of 478.9)

Vale of Glamorgan: 392.3 (from 434.2 previously)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 351.4 (instead of 394.5)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 287.2 (instead of 298.8)

Bridgend: 265.2 (instead of 284.3)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 563.1 (unchanged)

Pembrokeshire: 360.8 (unchanged)

Ceredigion: 323.3 (instead of 266.9)

Powys Teaching Health Council

Powys: 337.5 (instead of 357.2)

Swansea Bay University Health Council

Neath Port Talbot: 363.5 (instead of 376.8)

Swansea: 418.2 (instead of 449)

Total Wales: 379.0 (vs. 400.3)

Headlines from the latest ONS Infection Survey released at 2pm on Wednesday February 9 suggest the percentage of people testing positive for Covid in Wales has fallen in the week ending February 5.

It estimates that 121,200 people in Wales, or one in 25 people, had Covid in the week ending February 5. In England it’s one in 19 people. In Scotland one in 25 people had Covid in the same week, as in Wales, while in Northern Ireland it’s around one in 13 people.

On Friday, the Welsh Government will begin to relax Covid pass and mask rules in Wales. From Friday February 18, the legal requirement to present a Covid pass to enter certain places and events will be lifted and from Monday February 28, the wearing of face coverings will no longer be compulsory in all indoor public places. Schools will be able to establish their own rules from the same date. You can read the full list of changes here.

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said at a press briefing on Friday: “The improvement in the public health situation in Wales, together with the continued success of our vaccination programme, means that we can now begin to gradually and carefully relax some of the protections we have in place at the zero alert level.

“We will not remove all protective measures at the same time. Although we can be sure that the cases of coronavirus are decreasing, this does not mean that they have disappeared.”

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