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Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, November 23

Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, November 23

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Four more people have died with coronavirus in Wales according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales.

New data published on Tuesday, November 23, which covers the 24-hour period up to 9am on November 22, show the total number of Covid-related deaths in Wales now stands at 6,361.

There were also 1,931 new positive cases recorded in the latest update bringing the total number since the pandemic began to 493,571.

The latest seven-day infection rate across Wales, based on the cases for every 100,000 people (for the seven days up to November 18) now stands at 511.1 – a drop from the 521 reported on Monday.

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The local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales is Gwynedd with 886.3 cases per 100,000 population over seven days followed by Vale of Glamorgan with 676 and Monmouthshire with 582.5.

The test positivity rate across Wales is at 18.3%, a fall from the 18.8% reported on Monday.

The areas of the country recording the highest numbers of new Covid cases are Cardiff with 240, Vale of Glamorgan with 136, Swansea with 135, Gwynedd with 129, Newport with 122, RCT with 116, and Carmarthenshire with 112.

Meanwhile Caerphilly had 96 new cases, Monmouthshire had 81, Flintshire had 78, Bridgend had 71, Pembrokeshire had 70, Powys had 69, Neath Port Talbot had 66, and Conwy had 61.

The local authorities recording the fewest cases were Torfaen with 57, Wrexham with 51, Denbighshire with 42, Anglesey with 40, Blaenau Gwent with 38, Merthyr Tydfil with 37, and Ceredigion with 19.

As of November 22 there were 644 people in general and acute hospital beds with coronavirus (confirmed, suspected, and recovering), a fall on the 653 reported on November 19. There were 58 people in a ventilated intensive care bed with Covid-19 on November 22, the same as the number reported on November 19.

The latest data showed that 2,464,579 people had received one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 2,258,309 had been given both doses.

To date 736,935 people have received their Covid booster vaccine according to PHW, including three-quarters of care home residents (78.6%) and over 80s (77.8%), over two-thirds of healthcare workers (71.2%) and over half of all care home workers (61.7%).

Looking after your mental health during the pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has been very challenging for almost everyone and unsurprisingly it's led to some people seeing an impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

The Samaritans has put together a series of at the moment, with their experts suggesting the following strategies:

  • Making time for something you enjoy – whether it's settling down with your favourite film, heading to your local park, or taking part in one of your hobbies or interests
  • Taking a break from the news and social media to give yourself time away from screens and devices
  • Setting realistic goals for the day or week ahead and possibly breaking the things you need to do into a list of smaller tasks
  • Trying relaxation exercises like controlled breathing or muscle relaxation
  • Enjoying nature, whether that's by getting out of the house or opening curtains and blinds to let natural light in. Plants and flowers can also be helpful
  • Physical exercise can help reduce anxiety
  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member about how you're feeling

There's help available if you need it

infoline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. To contact them call 0300 123 3393.

offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (in the UK and Republic of Ireland this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).

(Community Advice & Listening Line) offers emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales and can be contacted on 0800 132 737 or through the website.

offers help and advice through its 111 service.

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

  • Severely immunosuppressed: 99.2%
  • Care home residents: 98.2%
  • Care home workers: 94.5%
  • 80 years and older: 96.2%
  • Healthcare workers: 97.2%
  • Social care workers: 45,805
  • 75-79 years: 97%
  • 70-74 years: 96.4%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 95.3%
  • 65-69 years: 95.2%
  • Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 90.1%
  • 60-64 years: 93.6%
  • 55-59 years: 91.9%
  • 50-54 years: 90.1%
  • 40-49 years: 85.3%
  • 30-39 years: 79%
  • 18-29 years: 78.5%
  • 16-17 years: 75.9%
  • 12-15 years: 52.6%

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

  • Severely immunosuppressed: 78.1%

  • Care home residents: 96.8%
  • Care home workers: 92%
  • 80 years and older: 95.4%
  • Healthcare workers: 95.8%
  • Social care workers: 45,300
  • 75-79 years: 96.4%
  • 70-74 years: 95.8%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 93.9%
  • 65-69 years: 94.4%
  • Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 86.6%
  • 60-64 years: 92.5%
  • 55-59 years: 90.6%
  • 50-54 years: 88.4%
  • 40-49 years: 82.6%
  • 30-39 years: 74.4%
  • 18-29 years: 71.5%
  • 16-17 years: 30.7%
  • 12-15 years: 0.8%

Uptake of booster vaccines (according to PHW)

  • Care home residents: 78.6%
  • Care home workers: 61.7%
  • 80 years and older: 77.8%
  • Healthcare workers: 71%
  • Social care workers: 31,937
  • 75-79 years: 81.7%
  • 70-74 years: 79.4%
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 38.4%
  • 65-69 years: 61%
  • Clinical risk groups 12-64 years: 13.3%
  • 60-64 years: 25.2%
  • 55-59 years: 18.8%
  • 50-54 years: 15.7%
  • 40-49 years: 11.8%
  • 30-39 years: 8.3%
  • 18-29 years: 5.3%
  • 16-17 years: 1.8%

Infection rate for every 100,000 people in each area for the seven days up to November 18:

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 450.9 (down from 470.9)

Newport: 472.6 (down from 489.4)

Caerphilly: 483.8 (down from 495.9)

Torfaen: 518.3 (down from 548.1)

Monmouthshire: 582.5 (down from 597.3)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 378 (up from 376.3)

Anglesey: 429.7 (down from 432.6)

Gwynedd: 886.3 (up from 868.7)

Denbighshire: 483.8 (down from 500.5)

Flintshire: 480.5 (up from 449.7)

Wrexham: 574.4 (up from 560.5)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 532 (down from 556.8)

Vale of Glamorgan: 695.4 (unchanged)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 504.8 (down from 571.9)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 465.9 (down from 486.2)

Bridgend: 438.6 (down from 454.3)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 502.7 (down from 505.9)

Pembrokeshire: 551.6 (up from 543.6)

Ceredigion: 255.9 (up from 253.1)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 514.2 (down from 527.1)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 484.2 (down from 484.9)

Swansea: 488.3 (down from 505.3)

Wales total: 511.1 (down from521)

It is now compulsory for visitors to cinemas, theatres, and concert halls in Wales to show a Covid pass. You can read more about that here.

Health officials recently recommended the Covid-19 vaccine booster programme should be extended to include healthy 40 to 49-year-olds. Read more here.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said all adults over the age of 40 should be offered a booster six months after their second dose. It is now up to the governments in all parts of the UK whether they act on the recommendation. You can find the Welsh Government statement here.

It has also said that 16 and 17-year-olds should come forward for a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab – which should be given at least 12 weeks after the first.

Those over 50 have already been offered a third jab, a booster, after it was found that immunity from the first two jabs had waned.

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