Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Tuesday, October 13 – Wales Online

Five more people have died with coronavirus and more than 760 new positive cases have been identified, it has been revealed.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) for Tuesday, October 13 show that 764 new positive cases have been diagnosed following a lab test, a substantial increase on 487 on Monday.

The NHS body also said that five new deaths among people who had tested positive had been reported to them, bringing the total to 1,678.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said Wales had seen an increase in transmission in “social clubs”.

Merthyr Tydfil still has the highest rate of infections in Wales with 207.2 cases per 100,000 people based on a rolling seven-day average, up from 205.5 on Monday.

Wrexham now has the second highest rate at 181.7 per 100,000 of population, up from 165.5 the day before, with Rhondda Cynon Taf third with 178.2 per 100,000 of population (up from 151.7)

The other local authority areas recording more than 100 cases per 100,000 included Flintshire with 168.5, Cardiff with 161.4, Bridgend with 142.1, Conwy with 122.9, Swansea with 120.7, Denbighshire with 113.9, Neath Port Talbot with 113.7 and Blaenau Gwent with 103.1.

The Wales overall infection rate is 110.1 per 100,000, which is up on 103.6 recorded the day before.

Around 2.3m people are now in local lockdowns across Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Cardiff, Swansea, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport, Neath Port Talbot, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen. Bangor in Gwynedd has now also been added to that list.

On Monday the Royal Gwent in Newport became the latest hospital to report a Covid-19 outbreak on three of its wards, with 14 patients affected.

These are the key details on Monday:

  • Deaths reported today: 5

  • Cases reported today: 764 (up from 487 on Monday)

  • Number of tests carried out yesterday: 11,645 (up from 10,971 on Monday)

  • Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 1,678

Cardiff reported the highest number of new cases on Tuesday with 110, followed by RCT with 100, Swansea with 55, Flintshire with 51, Wrexham with 48, Neath Port Talbot with 32, Bridgend and Conwy with 29, Denbighshire with 24, Carmarthenshrie with 23, and Gwynedd with 22.

Other local authorities in double figures included Newport with 18, Merthyr Tydfil with 15, Caerphilly with 13, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire with 12, Vale of Glamorgan and Powys wth 11 and Anglesey with 10.

Meanwhile, Torfaen had five, Ceredigion had three and Pembrokeshire had one.

There were 114 cases from people outside of Wales included in the figures, which Public Health Wales said referred to mainly young people with Welsh home addresses but who were currently living outside Wales.

These are the areas with the highest seven-day rolling totals for new cases (September 29 to October 5). All figures are reported as cases adjusted for population (per 100,000 people):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 103.1 (Down)

Newport: 62.7 (Up)

Torfaen: 56.4 (Down)

Caerphilly: 92.2 (Down)

Monmouthshire: 38.1 (Up)

Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board

Flintshire: 168.5 (Up)

Wrexham: 181.7 (Up)

Conwy: 122.9 (Up)

Denbighshire: 113.9 (Up)

Gwynedd: 91.5 (Down)

Anglesey: 51.4 (Up)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 161.4 (Up)

Vale of Glamorgan: 51.7 (Down)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 207.2 (Up)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 178.2 (Up)

Bridgend: 142.1 (Up)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 58.8 (Up)

Ceredigion: 30.3 (Down)

Pembrokeshire: 23.8 (Down)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 43 (Up)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Swansea: 120.7 (Up)

Neath Port Talbot: 113.7 (Up)

Wales overall: 110.1 (Up)


Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “We have seen an increase in transmission of the coronavirus in social clubs, and would like to remind the public that the virus spreads really well in social situations.  If you need to visit these type of venues, then:

  • Don’t mix with anyone other than the people that you live with;
  • Stay 2m apart from people that you don’t live with;
  • If you are contacted by the Test, Trace, Protect service, then please be honest about where you have been and with whom – the contact tracers aren’t going to judge you, they are trying to restrict the spread of the virus. By giving them the correct information you will help others avoid infection, and possibly getting seriously ill.”

Dr Giri Shankar

He added: “We are aware of misinformation circulating on social media which suggests that testing for Covid-19 generates a positive result for flu or common cold viruses. This is completely incorrect. 

“The swab (PCR, antigen) test for Covid-19 has been specifically developed to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – also known as Covid-19 – and has a proven accuracy rate of 99.91%.

“We would remind everyone to ensure that they are getting their information from established, trusted organisations: Public Health Wales, Welsh Government, and NHS Wales, and not to share anything from unverified sources.

“We are also reminding everyone not to delay in booking a coronavirus test if you or a member of your household develop symptoms of the virus, however mild such as a cough, fever or change in sense of taste or smell.

“You must book a test for coronavirus promptly to help control the spread of infection. Visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119. Tests are free, there is no charge.”