Saturday was dominated by the start of the fire-break and the Welsh Government's decision to ban the sale of non-essential items in supermarkets.

The First Minister Mark Drakeford has already said they will review the policy after the weekend after almost 50,000 people signed a petition in 24 hours.

While the focus was on the non-essential goods sale ban, the new figures for Wales made grim reading.

Wales saw 16 deaths from Covid-19 announced on Saturday as well as more than 1,300 new cases - the highest ever.

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The places in Wales where coronavirus is growing the fastest

Pembrokeshire, Merthyr and Anglesey are seeing the fastest growing rates of the virus.

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Area Current 7 day rolling average Average a week ago Percentage change
Pembrokeshire 57.2 27 53%
Merthyr Tydfil 333.2 170.7 49%
Anglesey 119.9 67.1 44%
Monmouthshire 104.6 59.2 43%
Neath Port Talbot 230.9 136.8 41%
Rhondda Cynon Taf 295.1 176.2 40%
Caerphilly 180.6 111.6 38%
Blaenau Gwent 223.3 148.9 33%
Cardiff 336.1 236.8 30%
Swansea 204 147.4 28%
Wrexham 218.4 173.6 21%
Ceredigion 30.3 24.8 18%
Newport 84.6 69.8 17%
Powys 56.6 46.8 17%
Torfaen 112.8 98.1 13%
Bridgend 205.4 183.6 11%
Carmarthenshire 83.7 75.2 10%
Vale of Glamorgan 60.6 58.4 4%
Denbighshire 138.9 138.2 1%
Flintshire 150.5 159.1 -6%
Gwynedd 88.3 97.1 -10%
Conwy 109.2 149.3 -37%

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Man filmed allegedly ripping off non-essential item coverings in Tesco charged with criminal damage

A man filmed apparently removing coverings on non-essential items in a Welsh Tesco has been charged by police.

The video was posted on the Facebook account of a man named Gwilym Owen.

The man in the video, who was not wearing a mask, appears to be removing covers at the Tesco Extra store in Bangor.

The coverings are believed to have been placed on items which the store is no longer allowed to sell.

This is part of the new fire-break lockdown rules announced by the Welsh Government which stops supermarkets from selling items such as clothes and electrical goods.

Within the video a voice can be heard shouting “since when has clothes been exempt?”, “rip the f***ers off!” and “kids’ f***ing clothes, it is a disgrace.”

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Wales sees largest ever increase in daily Covid cases

A total of 16 more people have died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,300 new cases have been identified.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) for Saturday, October 24, show 1,324 positive test results have been reported in the last 24 hours, a rise on the 761 announced on Friday.

A total of 41,577 people have now tested positive in Wales since the pandemic began last March.

PHW also announced that 16 more people had died to bring the overall death toll with lab-confirmed coronavirus to 1,772. This was the highest daily number of deaths since May 28.

Cardiff remains the local authority with the highest number of cases per head with 311.8 cases per 100,000 population, down from 336.1 the day before.

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