One more person has died with coronavirus in Wales and 170 new positive cases have been identified.

Figures from Public Health Wales published on Tuesday, March 2 reveal that the 170 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the latest 24-hour period is a fall from 193 reported on Monday. This brings the total since the start of the pandemic to 203,988.

The number of people who have died with coronavirus in Wales within a month of a positive test now stands at 5,344.

The infection rate across Wales is now 60.3 cases per 100,000 population based on the seven days up to February 25, a drop on 64 cases reported on Monday.

The latest data also shows that 933,485 people have now received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, up 7,816 from the figure of 925,669 published 24 hours earlier. On Wednesday last week the health minister announced that all adults in Wales will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine by July 31.

Meanwhile, 111,716 people have now received both doses of the vaccine, a rise from 103,819 on Monday.

Uptake of the first dose by priority group (according to PHW):

Care home residents: 14,541 (94.4%) Care home workers: 33,083 (83.7%) Healthcare workers: 126,757 (86.5%) Social care workers: 37,618 80 years and older: 165,650 (93.8%) 75-79 years: 125,703 (94.1%) 70-74 years: 171,670 (93.4%) Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 67,973 (87.9%) 65-69 years: 143,719 (79.7%) Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 48,999 (17.6%) 60-64 years: 60,608 (29.5%) 55-59 years: 51,150 (22%) 50-54 years: 44,473 (19.6%)

Key details

Deaths reported today: 1 Cases reported today: 170 (Down from 193)
Number of tests carried out: 5,119 (Down from 8,600)
Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 5,344 Total number of people who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: 933,485 Total number of people who have received a two-dose course of Covid-19 vaccine: 111,716

Conwy remains the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 93.9 cases per 100,000, up from 87.9 on Monday.

Gwynedd is second with a seven-day rate of 86.7 per 100,000, up from 85.1.

Torfaen is third with a seven-day rate of 80.9 per 100,000 population.

In terms of new cases reported in the last 24 hours, Cardiff is highest with just 19, followed by Swansea and Caerphilly with 12, Newport with 11 and Blaenau Gwent, Wrexham and RCT with 10.

All other local authorities reported single figures including Flintshire and Carmarthenshire with nine, Pembrokeshire, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot with eight, Monmouthshire and Merthyr Tydfil with seven, Torfaen, Gwynedd and Powys with five, Anglesey and Denbighshire with three and Conwy and the Vale of Glamorgan with one.

Ceredigion was the only local authority with zero new cases in the last 24 hours.

Across Wales the positivity rate of tests is 5.9% for the past seven-day period, down from 6.1%. This is below a key Welsh Government threshold for easing lockdown restrictions.

The highest rate is in Gwynedd where 8.3% of tests have come back positive in the last week.

Cases per 100,000 based on seven-day rolling average (February 19 to February 25):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Torfaen: 80.9 (Up from 78.8)

Caerphilly: 72.3 (Down from 80.1)

Newport: 67.2 (Down from 75.6)

Monmouthshire: 50.7 (Down from 55)

Blaenau Gwent: 41.5 (Down from 42.8)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 93.9 (Up from 87.9)

Anglesey: 67.1 (Down from 81.4)

Gwynedd: 86.7 (Up from 85.1)

Denbighshire: 57.5 (Down from 66.9)

Flintshire: 73 (Down from 81.4)

Wrexham: 71.3 (Unchanged)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 63 (Down from 71.4)

Vale of Glamorgan: 43.4 (Down from 49.4)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 66.3 (Up from 58)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 46 (Down from 50.6)

Bridgend: 40.8 (Down from 42.8)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 55.6 (Down from 59.3)

Pembrokeshire: 27.8 (Down from 35)

Ceredigion: 24.8 (Up from 22)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 62.7 (Down from 64.9)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 60.7 (Up from 57.2)

Swansea: 53.8 (Up from 53)

Wales total: 60.3 (Down from 64)

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Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “As of Saturday, February 27 2021, the weekly incidence of Covid-19 infections in all local authority areas throughout Wales has fallen below 100 cases per 100,000 population, although there are a small number of areas which have an incidence rate of above 80. This is encouraging, but we must continue following the rules and guidelines to maintain this trend.

“The public should be aware that the level 4 restrictions remain in place in order to keep infection rates falling and that you should stay at home, meet only the people you live with, work from home if you can, wear a face covering where required, wash your hands regularly and stay 2 metres from anyone you do not live with.

“It was one year ago on Sunday, February 28 2020 that the first case of coronavirus was announced in Wales. I am pleased to report that one year later, as of Saturday, February 27 2021, Wales has now delivered more than one million first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations.

“We remind everyone that four people from two different households are now able to meet outdoors for socially distanced local exercise. However, please remember this is solely for the purpose of exercise and that individuals should remain at a social distance, and that this guidance doesn’t apply to private gardens.

“Welsh Government has announced that families with a baby of under a year old are able to form a bubble with one other household, in order to receive support during the crucial first year of a baby’s life.”

He added: ““Coronavirus cases by variant in Wales are reported on the UK Government website. The dominant strain in Wales is the Kent variant, and there is currently no evidence of widespread community transmission of other Variants of Concern in Wales.”

“Welsh Government has announced that the revised vaccine strategy will mean that every eligible adult in Wales will be offered a first dose by the end of July. In addition, adults with severe or profound learning disabilities, and those with any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment, will be invited for vaccination as part of the JCVI priority group six, and Welsh Government has published guidance on identifying eligible individuals in these groups and how to support them to take up their vaccine offers.

“Welsh Government also announced an expansion of workplace and community testing, with workplaces with more than 50 employees now eligible for support to regularly test their workforce, helping to reduce the spread of the virus and allowing them to operate safely.”

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