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More than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases in Gwent among 21,000 reported in Wales

MORE than 3,000 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Gwent over a 48-hour period, including more than 1,000 in Newport. Public Health Wales has reported 21,051 new cases of coronavirus across Wales in the latest 48 hours up to 9am on December 29.

Of these, 3,342 were reported in Gwent’s Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area. Three new deaths have also been reported in Wales for the latest 24-hour period, including two in Gwent.

It takes the total number of deaths to 1,136 in Gwent and 6,556 in Wales, according to Public Health Wales. Of the new cases in Gwent, 1,003 were in Newport, 932 in Caerphilly county borough, 587 in Torfaen, 465 in Blaenau Gwent and 355 in Monmouthshire.

The number of new cases in Newport was the sixth highest figure in Wales reported, while Monmouthshire’s was the second lowest.

Wales’ rolling seven-day case rate per 100,000 people – up to December 25 – has now risen to 1,092.5.

Here are where the latest cases have been recorded:

Blaenau Gwent: 465
Caerphilly: 932
Monmouthshire: 355
Newport: 1,003
Torfaen: 587
Anglesey: 266
Conwy: 798
Denbighshire: 554
Flintshire: 1,026
Gwynedd: 739
Wrexham: 849
Cardiff: 2,079
Vale of Glamorgan: 700
Bridgend: 894
Merthyr Tydfil: 586
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 1,984
Carmarthenshire: 964
Ceredigion: 462
Pembrokeshire: 695
Powys: 550
Neath Port Talbot: 1,014
Swansea: 1,562
Unknown location: 1,891
Resident Outside Wales: 95

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More than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases in Gwent among 21,000 reported in Wales

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