The areas of Swansea with the highest rates of coronavirus cases

The areas of Swansea with the highest rates of coronavirus cases currently are Mayals and Bishopston, West Cross, and Tycoch.

However the latest local data for Swansea shows that although cases are high in the area they are falling. Just a week ago three parts of Swansea had an infection rate of more than 800 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 of population.

Now the city wards with the highest incidence rates of the virus are Mayals & Bishopston (670.9 per 100,000), West Cross (584) and Tycoch (537.3).

The data is based on the rolling seven-day average between December 21 and December 27.

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

The total number of cases is followed by the incidence per 100,000 population:

Mayals & Bishopston – 39, 670.9

West Cross – 38, 584

Tycoch – 44, 537.3

Clydach & Mawr – 49, 514.2

Pontarddulais – 34, 508.5

Morriston North – 45, 507.7

Bonymaen – 38, 504.8

Sketty – 30, 472

Llansamlet – 33, 469.6

Gowerton – 31, 461.7

Birchgrove – 36, 446.4

Llangyfelach & Tircoed – 37, 440.1

Mumbles & Newton – 32, 431.9

Central Swansea – 43, 418.1

Mynyddbach – 38, 418

Morriston South – 31, 407.9

Uplands – 39, 401.9

Cockett – 29, 400.2

Gorseinon – 41, 385.4

Cwmbwrla – 30, 383.6

Penderry – 35, 363

Ravenhill – 26, 308.5

Townhill – 30, 329.7

St Thomas – 27, 326.5

Loughor – 29, 303.7

Llanmorlais & Three Crosses – 15, 295.5

Landore – 29, 281.8

Killay – 13, 259.3

Dunvant and Upper Killay – 13, 231.4

Brynmill – 21, 206.2

West Gower – 13, 205

Find out about coronavirus cases in your area using this tool:

What does this data actually mean?

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.

The coronavirus infection rate is falling dramatically across Wales figures from Public Health Wales have shown in recent days.

However there are other indicators – including the percentage of all tests that are positive and the number of tests being done every day – that suggest we should treat these falling figures with some caution.

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