Covid cases in Wales increase for the sixth straight week
Covid-19 infections have risen in Wales for the sixth straight week, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
Over the week ending 9 April 231,900 people were estimated to have coronavirus in Wales, 7.63% of the population or the equivalent of 1 in 13 people, the highest level of all the UK nations.
The number of cases reported in the latest study is up slightly from 230,800 the previous week
Covid-19 infections have fallen in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with 4.4 million people in private households in the UK overall estimated to have had the virus, down from 4.9 million the previous seven days.
In England, infections have fallen for the first time in six weeks, with 3.8 million people likely to test positive for Covid-19, 6.92% of the population or around 1 in 14 people.
The percentage of people testing positive has fallen among all age groups in England except for children from school years 7 to 11 and for people aged 70 and over, where the trend is “uncertain”, the ONS said.
In Scotland the number of infections has dropped for the third week in a row.
Some 314,800 people were estimated to have had the virus last week, or around one in 17 (5.98%) .
This is down from 396,800 people, or one in 13, the previous week.
Cases have also fallen In Northern Ireland, which currently has the lowest infection rates in the UK.
According to the ONS, 95,900 people were likely to have had Covid-19 last week, or one in 19 (5.23%) down from 113,900 people, or one in 16 for the week ending 2 April.
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I’m not surprised y’day Port was heaving and not a mask in sight…
Because they are pointless outside..and some say inside..how about banning cigarettes which kill 30,000+people in the UK every year and 4,000+ people who die from passive smoking every year…
The Government won’t do that, in 2020/21 the revenue raised from tax on cigarettes and tobacco was 9.96 billion pounds. What do alcoholics, junkies and the obese contribute to the economy that amounts to an equivalent amount?
Apparently they’re expecting the Brecon Beacons to be extremely busy this weekend,
so we can look forward to wild fires, litter, dogs chasing sheep & lambs, lousy parking and driving, all followed by even bigger covid numbers. Guess I’ll be moving sheep up and down the road just for the fun
How do we know what the rates in rest of UK is when testing has been made as difficult as possible? True figures can not possibly be assessed accurately.
We’ve now mostly had a series of jabs, and there are in addition recognised pharmacological treatments for critical cases, so there really is no point whatsoever in going on about this virus any more than normal people feel the need to obsess about all the many other diseases and conditions that are always going around – which of course is not at all. Stop living in fear like the ‘Zero Covid’ proponents and get a life.
The trouble is that those who are vulnerable ‘live in fear’ for sensbible reasons. I feel myself very lucky having just about recovered from two and a bit weeks of covid. Happily, our very rigorous behaviours in this house have ensured that the two vulnerable ladies for whom I am a carer have escaped the disease. How did I get infected, given how careful I have been throughout the Pandemic? I went to the hairdressers and did not spot until more than halfway through my slot that the stylist was not masked. So of course we need masks indoors and… Read more »