A further 33 people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,400 new positive cases have been confirmed.
The latest statistics released by Public Health Wales (PHW) on Friday show 1,471 people have tested positive for the virus in Wales in the last reporting period.
It brings the number of positive tests since the outbreak began to 85,432, while 2,671 people have died with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales.
The infection rate across Wales as a whole now stands at 252.7 per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to November 30. This is an increase from 237.9 on Thursday.
- Deaths reported today: 33
- Cases reported today: 1,471 (Down from 1,473 on Thursday)
- Number of tests carried out: 15,217 (Up from 14,212 on Thursday)
- Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 2,671
Blaenau Gwent remains the local authority in Wales with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 502.4 cases per 100,000 population, a big rise from 468.1 the day before.
Neath Port Talbot is second with 464, up from 434.0 yesterday.
Torfaen is third with an infection rate of 402.3 per 100,00, up from 382.1 on Thursday.
Every local authority bar one reported a rise in their seven-day infection rate on the previous day’s figures.
The local authorities with the highest number of new cases on Thursday include Cardiff with 199, Swansea with 171, Neath Port Talbot with 141, RCT with 121, Caerphilly with 110 and Carmarthenshire with 86.
Other areas with high new case rates are Bridgend with 73, Newport with 70, Blaenau Gwent with 65, Torfaen with 59, Merthyr Tydfil with 55, Vale of Glamorgan with 48, Monmouthshire and Wrexham with 45, Pembrokeshire with 41, Ceredigion with 30 and Flintshire with 23.
Local authorities with cases under 20 include Powys with 17, Denbighshire with 15, Anglesey with 10, Gwynedd with nine and Conwy with five.
Cases per 100,000 for rolling seven days (Nov 25 to Dec 1)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Blaenau Gwent: 502.4 (Up from 468.1)
Torfaen: 402.3 (Up from 382.1)
Newport: 333.6 (Up from 309)
Caerphilly: 324.7 (Up from 306.0)
Monmouthshire: 223.1 (Up from 194.5)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Wrexham: 206.7 (Up from 196.4)
Flintshire: 119.2 (Unchanged)
Anglesey: 84.2 (Up from 77.1)
Denbighshire: 78.4 (Up from 67.9)
Conwy: 40.1 (Up from 37.5)
Gwynedd: 35.3 (Up from 32.1)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cardiff: 263.8 (Up from 245)
Vale of Glamorgan: 202.1 (Up from 194.6)
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil: 394.5 (Up from 377.9)
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 365.6 (Up from 335.7)
Bridgend: 255 (Up from 242.8)
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthenshire: 241.6 (Up from 224.6)
Pembrokeshire: 151 (Up from 148.6)
Ceredigion: 137.6 (Up from 136.2)
Powys Teaching Health Board
Powys: 91.4 (Up from 88.3)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Neath Port Talbot: 464 (Up from 434)
Swansea: 366 (Up from 355.5)
Wales total – 252.7 (Up from 237.9)
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Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “New Welsh Government restrictions come into force at 6pm today, covering travel and the hospitality sector.
“People living in Wales cannot travel to areas of England in tier three or areas of Scotland in level three or above. In these circumstances, travel out of Wales is only allowed under limited circumstances, such as for work or education.
“People you don’t live with cannot come into your home, unless you have formed an extended household (or ‘bubble’) with them (except in very limited circumstances).
“Pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes will need to close at 6pm apart from takeaway services, and will not be able to serve alcohol.
“Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas, bingo halls, soft play centres and bowling alleys must close from the same date, as must indoor visitor attractions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites.
“Public Health Wales strongly urges everyone to follow these the rules, to avoid transmission of coronavirus and to protect everyone in our communities, including the most vulnerable.”
Dr Howe said it is now clear from the data that coronavirus cases are rising in most parts of Wales, reversing the downward trend we had observed as a result of the fire-break.
He added: “The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has now authorised the first Covid-19 vaccine as safe and effective on the basis of detailed independent expert review of evidence from large scale clinical trials.
“The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has become the first to receive MHRA clearance in the UK and 40 million doses of the vaccine will shortly be available for delivery across the UK, with Wales getting its allocation based on population.
“This is welcome news, however the effects of the vaccine may not be seen nationally for many months and it is extremely important that everyone continues to follow the advice on keeping Wales safe; keep contacts with other people to a minimum, keep a two-metre distance from others, wash hands regularly, wear a face covering where required, and self-isolating when asked to do so.”
Due to high numbers of positive cases in Torfaen, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is operating a number of mobile Covid-19 testing units across the county. The mobile units will provide a walk-up testing service for residents who live nearby, and more details can be found on the Torfaen council and ABUHB social media channels.
Torfaen residents who experience even mild symptoms of coronavirus such as a fever, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell or feel generally unwell, should call 0300 30 31 222 or visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test to book a test.