Wales’ latest virus deaths and cases update

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Wales during the last 24-hour period, the latest figures show.

Public Health Wales (PHW), which records all lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths, has published its latest daily update.

The number of new cases reported by PHW today (August 28) is 34.

This compares to 35 on Thursday, 34 on Wednesday, 28 on Tuesday and 19 on Monday.

These are the key details from Thursday’s release:

Deaths reported today: 0

Cases reported today: 34

Number of new tests: 4,704

Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 1,595

Deaths in Wales where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate (latest ONS data): 2,551

PHW said on Friday the number of lab-confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Wales had increased by 34 to bring the total to 17,877.

Cardiff had the highest number of new cases with six reported.

Rhondaa Cynon Taf saw the second highest with four new cases, followed by Monmouthshire with three.

Caerphilly, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwenydd, Wrexham, Bridgend and Swansea all recorded two new cases of the virus.

Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Neath Port Talbot all reported one new case each.

All other local authorities reported no new cases.

These are the areas with the highest seven-day rolling averages for new cases – one of the key benchmarks watched by Public Health Wales.

All figures are reported as cases adjusted for population (100k people).

Cardiff: 12.0

Merthyr Tydfil: 9.9

Ceredigion: 5.5

Monmouthshire: 5.3

Wrexham: 5.1

Pembrokeshire: 4.8

(All other areas have below the Wales average of 4.3 cases per 100,000 people)

The cummulative number of deaths per health authority area in Wales:

So-called “true” death figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which include deaths in all places and also when Covid-19 is suspected rather than confirmed, found that 2,551 had died with the virus in Wales registered up to August 14.

Despite testing capacity standing at more than 15,000 each day in Wales, 4,704 tests took place on Thursday, August 27.

WalesOnline – Cardiff