A further 30 people in Wales have died after testing positive for coronavirus and more than 200,000 positive cases have now been identified.
The figures from Public Health Wales reveal that 374 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the latest 24-hour period – up from the 275 which were reported on Tuesday – bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 200,166.
The number of people to have died with coronavirus in Wales within a month of a positive test now stands at 5,175.
The infection rate across Wales has now dropped to 85.8 per 100,000 population based on the seven days up to February 12, a decrease from 88.2 on Tuesday. It is the lowest it has been since September.
The latest data also shows that 807,351 people have now received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, up 11,424 from the figure of 795,927 published 24 hours earlier.
Meanwhile, 12,988 people have now received both doses of the vaccine, a big rise from 7,251 yesterday.
Uptake of the first dose by priority group (according to PHW):
80 years and older: 164,272 (89.9%) Aged 75-79 years: 122,967 (91.4%) Aged 70-74 years: 167,070 (90.6%) Care home residents: 14,364 (82.4%) Care home workers: 35,569 (84.9%) Healthcare workers: 120,967 (percentage not given) Extremely clinically vulnerable: 63,367 (81.5%)
Deaths reported today: 30 Cases reported today: 374 (up from 275)
Number of tests carried out: 6,610 (up from 5,363)
Total deaths with lab-confirmed coronavirus in Wales: 5,175 Total number of people who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: 807,351 Total number of people who have received a two-dose course of Covid-19 vaccine: 12,988
Wrexham remains the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales with a seven-day rate of 125.8 cases per 100,000 population, down from 137.5 on Tuesday.
Flintshire is in second with a seven-day rate of 122.4 cases per 100,000 population, which is down from 127.5 when compared with the day before.
Powys has the third highest rate with 116.3 cases per 100,000, down from 117 on the previous day.
Cardiff reported the most new cases in the latest 24-hour period with 55, followed by Newport with 33, Caerphilly with 30, Conwy with 25, Powys with 24 and RCT with 23.
All other local authorities had less than 20 new cases including Carmarthenshire and Swansea with 17, Wrexham with 16, Anglesey and Flintshire with 14, Vale of Glamorgan with 13 and Denbighshire and Neath Port Talbot with 11.
Eight counties reported single figures including Gwynedd and Monmouthshire with nine, Torfaen and Bridgend with eight, Pembrokeshire with six, Merthyr Tydfil with five, Ceredigion with four and Blaenau Gwent with three.
Across Wales, the positivity rate of tests is down to 8.1% for the past seven-day period, which is below a key Welsh Government threshold for easing lockdown restrictions. The highest rate is in Powys where 12.4% of tests have come back positive in the last week.
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Cases per 100,000 based on seven-day rolling average (February 6 to February 12):
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Newport: 87.3 (down from 98.9)
Torfaen: 89.4 (down from 101.1)
Caerphilly: 85 (up from 83.9)
Monmouthshire: 61.3 (up from 57.1)
Blaenau Gwent: 91.6 (up from 90.2)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Wrexham: 125.8 (down from 137.5)
Flintshire: 122.4 (down from 127.5)
Denbighshire: 58.5 (down from 65.8)
Gwynedd: 83.5 (up from 76.3)
Conwy: 77.6 (down from 99.8)
Anglesey: 105.6 (unchanged)
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Vale of Glamorgan: 81.6 (down from 86.8)
Cardiff: 105.2 (up from 100)
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Bridgend: 47.6 (down from 55.8)
Merthyr Tydfil: 58 (down from 64.6)
Rhondda Cynon Taf: 88.3 (down from 99.9)
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthenshire: 75.2 (up from 69.4)
Ceredigion: 24.8 (unchanged)
Pembrokeshire: 51.7 (up from 40.5)
Powys Teaching Health Board
Powys: 116.3 (down from 117)
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Neath Port Talbot: 94.2 (down from 97)
Swansea: 69.2 (down from 86)
Wales total: 85.8 (down from 88.2)
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Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Over 200,000 cases of coronavirus have now been reported in Wales. Some people with the virus have had no symptoms. Others have sadly passed away.
“The vaccines are bringing hope for the future. But for now it’s more important than ever to stick to the rules and keep Wales safe.
“Vaccinating the adult population of Wales, to protect people from severe disease, continues at a pace but is a significant task and the vaccine will take time to reach everyone. The effects of the vaccines may not be seen nationally for some time and everyone – including those who have been vaccinated – must continue to follow the advice on keeping Wales safe.
“Although the data currently shows that on an all-Wales level the numbers of cases are reducing and that the incidence is now below 90 cases per 100,000 population, the rates in some areas – particularly in north Wales – are still significantly higher, and there have been small increases in others.
“It is encouraging to see that the numbers of people being treated for coronavirus in our hospitals is reducing, but there are still a large number of people who are extremely ill, which means that the pressure on services is still very high.
“All of Wales remains in lockdown. We recognise that complying with the restrictions can be challenging, but coronavirus is still active in our communities and can cause severe illness and death. The reduction in the number of cases does not mean that people can meet people from other households (apart from one person for socially distanced exercise), as this can cause the virus to spread.
“As a nation, we have made so many sacrifices throughout the course of the pandemic that we really don’t want to squander the gains that have been made in recent weeks.”