The areas of Wales with the highest Covid rates at present

There are now 16 areas of Wales that have Covid infection rates of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.

The latest Covid data published by Public Health Wales (PHW) shows that the amount of places with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 has increase from 12 areas to 16 in a week.

This data was first released on Friday, October 15. It provides the numbers for areas with an average of 7,000 people, called middle super output areas (MSOA). In practice this means there are statistics for areas like Canton in Cardiff, Morriston in Swansea, and Porth in Rhondda.

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The data shows there are 16 places in Wales with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 of population and 30 where the figure exceeds 900.

The areas with the most cases at the moment are as follows:

  • Pen-y-ffordd & Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire – 1,580.10
  • Builth Wells & Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys – 1,240.50
  • Oakdale & Pen-twyn, Caerphilly – 1,216.20
  • Pontllan-fraith, Caerphilly – 1,209.00
  • Rogerstone, Newport – 1,159.50
  • Ely West, Cardiff – 1,105.00
  • Rumney, Cardiff – 1,103.90
  • Milford Haven West, Pembrokeshire – 1,099.50
  • Llanrumney South, Cardiff – 1,092.90
  • Risca East, Caerphilly – 1,082.50
  • Haverfordwest South, Pembrokeshire – 1,062.80
  • Llanedeyrn, Cardiff – 1,060.20
  • Dulais Valley, Neath Port Talbot – 1,032.50
  • Tonypandy West & Clydach Vale, Rhondda Cynon Taf – 1,025.90
  • Milford Haven East, Pembrokeshire – 1,017.70
  • Ely East, Cardiff – 1,016.70

This map shows the number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people for each area in the last seven days. If you can’t use this map there is also a chart you can use to search for your community at the bottom of this article:

It is important to bear in mind that this data is very volatile because it covers smaller areas. Where an area has a very small population even one positive case can push up the cases per 100,000 significantly. You should therefore be cautious about drawing too many conclusions directly from the information.

The three areas with the highest infection rates in each local authority

This is based on the weekly infection rates for the previous seven days per 100,000 people. The data is based on the rolling seven-day average between October 4 and October 10.

Anglesey

Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll & Menai Bridge 690.2

Holyhead 643.7

Bodedern & Rhosneigr 541.9

Blaenau Gwent

Ebbw Vale North & Glyncoed 459.3

Sirhowy 409.8

Abertillery North & Cwmtillery 399.9

Bridgend

Broadlands 729.9

Pen-y-fai, Laleston & Merthyr Mawr 690.3

Nant-y-moel, Ogmore Vale & Blackmill 479.

Caerphilly

Oakdale & Pen-twyn 1,216.20

Pontllan-fraith 1,209.00

Risca East 1,082.50

Cardiff

Ely West 1,105.00

Rumney 1,103.90

Llanrumney South 1,092.90

Carmarthenshire

Yr Hendy & Ty-croes 908

Llanddarog, Llangyndeyrn & Ferryside 904.9

Carmarthen West & Cynwyl Elfed 893.4

Ceredigon

Rheidol, Ystwyth & Caron 632.3

Aberaeron & Llanrhystud 577.7

Aberystwyth South 388.5

Conwy

Llandudno South 799.4

Abergele 515.3

Kinmel Bay & Towyn 47

Denbighshire

Denbigh West 822.2

Prestatyn South 788

Llandyrnog & Llanarmon-yn-Iâl 768.1

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Flintshire

Pen-y-ffordd & Higher Kinnerton 1,580.10

Connah’s Quay North 687.6

Connah’s Quay Wepre 653.6

Gwynedd

Caernarfon East 691.7

Bethel & Llanrug 597.9

Caernarfon West & Waunfawr 597.7

Merthyr Tydfil

Dowlais 499.3

Cefncoedycymer, Heolgerrig & Park 448.7

Gurnos, Trefechan & Pontsticill 391.3

Monmouthshire

Usk, Goytre & Llangybi Fawr 909.2

Abergavenny North 730.5

Abergavenny South & Crucorney 658.9

Neath Port Talbot

Dulais Valley 1,032.50

Aberafan 706.2

Briton Ferry 676.8

Newport

Rogerstone 1,159.50

Marshfield 884.4

Bettws 832.9

Pembrokeshire

Milford Haven West 1,099.50

Haverfordwest South 1,062.80

Milford Haven East 1,017.70

Powys

Builth Wells & Llanwrtyd Wells 1,240.50

Llanidloes, Blaen Hafren & Llandinam 938.2

Sennybridge & Talybont-on-Usk 762.5

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Tonypandy West & Clydach Vale 1,025.90

Tonypandy East 959.9

Bryn-cae & Llanharan 833.7

Swansea

Cwmbwrla 856.7

Llansamlet 796.9

Ty-coch 769.3

Vale of Glamorgan

Barry West 866.3

Barry Island 851.6

Palmerstown 831

Torfaen

Pontypool 879.7

Abersychan 824

Trefethin & Pen-y-garn 812.5

Wrexham

Acton & Maes-y-dre 652.7

Coedpoeth & Brymbo 635.6

Ruabon & Marchwiel 603.6

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