The coronavirus case rate across Neath Port Talbot has generally stabilised, though some spikes have emerged 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.

Some parts of Neath now have an infection rate below 40. Aberavon is the area with the lowest infection rate with a figure below 21. The areas with the highest rate of coronavirus cases in the county borough currently are Ystalyfera and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Briton Ferry and Skewen and Jersey Marine.

Public Health Wales (PHW) figures published on Friday, March 26, show 190 new cases of the virus have been recorded in Wales, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 208,694.

The number of people who have died with the virus in Wales has now reached 5,495 since the start of the pandemic.

The latest figures show that, overall, Wales’ infection rate is now 38.5 per 100,000 population for the seven days up to March 20, down from 39.1 on Thursday. The infection rate in Neath Port Talbot is now 50.9 (up from 50.2 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 15 to March 21.

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.

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Infection rates per 100,000 by area in Neath Port Talbot

This is over a seven-day rolling period from March 15 to March 21, rounded to the nearest whole number.

The figures are correct and the most recent available as of Friday afternoon, March 26. The symbol ‘<‘ means less than the quoted figure.

Ystalyfera and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen – 277

Briton Ferry – 88

Skewen and Jersey Marine – 64

Neath South – 61

Aberdulais and Resolven – 59

Cimla – 59

Neath Town – 44

Sandfields – 41

Glyncorrwg and Blaengwynfi – <40

Dulais Valley – <39

Glynneath – <38

Neath Abbey – <35

Port Talbot South and Margam – <31

Baglan – <30

Cadoxton and Bryncoch – <30

Port Talbot East – <28

Pontardawe – 24

Cwmavon and Bryn – <26

Aberavon – <21

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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 14 was 170,469 . This is the most recent data. However, the actual figure will be slightly higher due to a delay in the input of data.

There is currently a technical issue on Public Health Wales’ website meaning a more recent vaccination report has been delayed.

How many people with coronavirus are in hospital in Neath Port Talbot’s health board?

On March 25 there were 1,121 general and acute beds occupied across Swansea Bay University Local Health Board. Of these, 129 were taken up by a Covid-19 case. This is the most recent data

Whereas on March 18 there were 1,044 general and acute beds occupied across Swansea Bay University Local Health Board. Of those, 203 were taken up by a Covid-19 case.

Out of 28 invasive ventilated beds occupied across the board on March 25, 2 were occupied by a Covid-19 case. On March 18, out of 29 invasive ventilated beds occupied 3 were occupied by a Covid-19 case.

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