Parts of the Neath Port Talbot county borough area currently have levels of Covid-19 above 900 cases per 100,000.
This bracket has risen by 400 cases per 100,000 since October, according to hyper local data from Public Health Wales.
According to the data taken on Wednesday morning, December 2, the wards with the highest rates of the virus are currently Cimla (920 per 100,000), Cwmavon and Bryn (727) and Cladoxton and Bryn (486).
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This map will give you a breakdown for Neath Port Talbot:
What does the data actually mean?
It is important to remember that this data is volatile because it covers such small areas. Where an area has a very small population, even one positive case can push the cases per 100,000 figure up significantly.
Therefore it’s important to be cautious from drawing too many conclusions directly from the information.
For example, in Neath Port Talbot, Neath Abbey and Port Talbot South and Margam have almost exactly the same number of cases per 100,000 of population (274 and 270 respectively).
But Neath Abbey has 16 actual cases and Port Talbot South and Margam have 18. The similarity in rates per 100,000 is because the populations vary.
This map shows a breakdown for the whole of Wales:
Infection rates per 100,000 by ward in Neath Port Talbot
(This is over a seven-day rolling period from November 22-28, rounded up to the nearest whole number. Correct as of Wednesday morning, December 2)
Cimla – 920
Cwmavon and Bryn – 727
Cadoxton and Bryncoch – 486
Aberavon – 440
Pontardawe – 431
Glynneath – 418
Sandfields – 405
Neath Town – 382
Aberdulais and Resolven – 366
Dulais Valley – 344
Baglan – 312
Port Talbot East – 305
Neath Abbey – 274
Port Talbot South and Margam – 270
Briton Ferry – 251
Skewen and Jersey Marine – 247
Neath South – 243
Ystalyfera and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen – 210
Glyncorrwg and Blaengwynfi – 196