Wales daily coronavirus deaths and cases update for Tuesday, August 25 – Wales Online

Wales has recorded no new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hour period, latest figures show.

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

These are the key details from Tuesday’s release:

Deaths reported today: 0  

Cases reported today: 28

Number of new tests: 5,806

Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 1,593

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

PHW said on Tuesday the number of lab-confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Wales had increased by 28 to bring the total to 17,774.

Cardiff had the highest number of new cases with 10 reported. Gywnedd reported four new cases.

Pembrokeshire reported three while Flintshire, Wrexham and Carmarthenshire all reported two.

Caerphilly, Anglesey, Denbighshire, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondaa Cynon Taf each reported one new case.

All other local authorities had 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: 14.7 cases

Merthyr Tydfil: 13.3 cases

Wrexham: 5.9 cases

Gwynedd: 8.8 cases

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

The cumulative number of deaths 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, 5,806 tests took place on Tuesday, August 25.

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Health minister Vaughan Gething gave an update on the situation in Wales on Tuesday (August 25).

New cases had continued to fall steadily since the peak in April, he said, and the number remained low.

In the last seven days the daily figures show that 34,809 tests were carried out which led to 177 positive cases, a positivity rate of 0.5%.

There remained four people in critical care with coronavirus-related illnesses, he said.