List shows areas in Swansea with highest rates of coronavirus cases

Three parts of Swansea have more than 800 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 of population.

The latest local data for Swansea shows that the virus is still extremely widespread in the city.

It should be remembered that the full impact of the level four lockdown will not have started to bite yet.

The hyper-local data shows the amount of coronavirus cases and the number of cases in relation to population.

Within the city the wards with the highest incidence rates of the virus are Pontarddulais (823 per 100,000), Cwmbwrla (818), and Morriston South (803).

This interactive map shows the areas of the city with the highest levels of the virus. You can click on your area to find out more:

What does this data actually mean?

The data is based on the rolling seven-day average between December 16 and December 22.

It is really important to bear in mind that this data is very volatile because it covers such small areas. Where an area has a very small population even one positive case can push up the rate of cases per 100,000 significantly.

You should therefore be cautious about drawing too many conclusions directly from the information.

For example Mayals & Bishopston and Ravenhill have exactly the same number of cases (43) but the number of cases per 100,000 of population are very different (740 and 510 respectively). This is because Ravenhill has a far larger population than Mayals & Bishopston.

This table shows a breakdown of different parts of the city:

 

The high number of cases is impacting in the local hospitals.

The latest data for Swansea Bay University Health Board is:

  • Total beds – 1,289

  • Total beds with Covid-19 patients – 392 (30% of all beds)

  • Total beds spare – 195

  • Total intensive care beds – 48

  • Total intensive care beds with Covid 19 patients – 17 (35% of all ICU beds)

  • Total intensive care beds spare – 14

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