The coronavirus case rate across Neath Port Talbot has fallen again according to the latest figures published by Public Health Wales.
Rates in most areas of the county borough have continued to decrease from a peak in mid-December, when Neath Port Talbot had one of the highest rates of coronavirus infections in Wales. At the time, Glyncorrwg and Blaengwynfi had more than 2,000 coronavirus cases per 100,000.
Most parts of Neath now have an infection rate below 40. Skewen and Jersey Marine is the area with the lowest infection rate for the second week running, with a figure below 19. The areas with the highest rate of coronavirus cases in the area currently are Cimla, Aberdulais and Resolven and Pontardawe.
Public Health Wales (PHW) figures published on Friday, March 12, show 190 new cases of the virus have been recorded in Wales bringing the total since the pandemic began to 205,978.
The number of people who have died with the virus in Wales has now reached 5,436 since the start of the pandemic.
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The latest figures show that, overall, Wales’ infection rate is now 41.1 per 100,000 population for the seven days up to March 7 a drop from 42.8 on Thursday. The infection rate in Neath Port Talbot is now 28.6 (Up from 25.8 on Thursday).
Latest case figures for Neath Port Talbot, calculated per 100,000 population in each area, have been published by Public Health Wales and cover a seven-day rolling period from March 1 to March 7.
What does the data actually mean?
It is really important to bear in mind that the following data is very volatile because it covers such small areas. Where an area has a very small population even one positive case can push up the rate of cases per 100,000 significantly.
You should therefore be cautious about drawing too many conclusions directly from the information.
Infection rates per 100,000 by area in Neath Port Talbot
This is over a seven-day rolling period from March 1 to March 7, rounded to the nearest whole number.
The figures are correct and the most recent available as of Friday afternoon, March 12. The symbol ‘<‘ means less than the quoted figure.
Cimla – 78.3
Aberdulais and Resolven – 58.5
Pontardawe – 57
Sandfields – 40.5
Glyncorrwg and Blaengwynfi – <40
Dulais Valley – <39
Glynneath – <38
Neath Abbey – <35
Neath South – <31
Port Talbot South and Margam – <31
Neath Town – <30
Cadoxton and Bryncoch – <30
Baglan – <30
Port Talbot East – <28
Briton Ferry – <26
Cwmavon and Bryn – <26
Aberavon – <21
Ystalyfera and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen – <20
Skewen and Jersey Marine – <19
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What are the vaccination figures for Neath Port Talbot’s health board?
The number of vaccination doses administered by Swansea Bay University Health Board up to March 5 was 119,800 . It is now 140,796 . This is the most recent data. However, the actual figure will be slightly higher due to a delay in the input of data.
How many people with coronavirus are in hospital in Neath Port Talbot’s health board?
On March 11 there were 1,044 general and acute beds occupied across Swansea Bay University Local Health Board. Of these, 221 were taken up by a Covid-19 case. This is the most recent data. Whereas on March 4 there were 1,086 general and acute beds occupied across the health board. Of those, 252 were taken up by a Covid case.
Out of 25 invasive ventilated beds occupied across the board on March 11, 3 were occupied by a Covid-19 case. Whereas on March 4, out of 24 invasive ventilated beds occupied 4 were occupied by a Covid-19 case.