Newport has recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus, according to the latest figures released on Thursday.

New data published by Public Health Wales (PHW) reported that the infection rate in the city currently stands at 18.1 cases per 100,000 people. This is a increase on yesterday's figure of 17.5 per 100,000.

Across Wales, two more people have died with coronavirus and a further 105 new positive cases have been confirmed, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 210,681.

The total number of lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wales remains at 5,535.

The infection rate across Wales now stands at 17.4 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days leading up to April 10, a slight drop from 17.6 on Wednesday.

All of Wales' local authorities are now reporting fewer than 35 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days up to April 10. Cardiff, Anglesey and Swansea have the highest rates at 31.6, 28.6 and 27.9 respectively.

Meanwhile the percentage of tests coming back with positive results is now down to 1.9%, significantly below the key benchmark of 5%.

The latest figures also show that 1,640,045 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 559,888 people have had both doses. Earlier this week Wales became the first UK nation to give a first dose of a vaccine to more than half its population.

Uptake of the first vaccine dose by priority group (according to PHW):

  • Care home residents: 15,120 (97.5%)
  • Care home workers: 34,225 (89.9%)
  • 80 years and older: 166,497 (95.3%)

  • Healthcare workers: 133,295 (93.5%)
  • Social care workers: 44,927 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 127,737 (95.9%)
  • 70-74 years: 175,024 (95.3%)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 75,362 (92.5%)
  • 65-69 years: 168,506 (93.4%)
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 294,837 (83.6%)
  • 60-64 years: 186,752 (90.8%)
  • 55-59 years: 205,728 (88%)
  • 50-54 years: 191,879 (84.2%)
  • 40-49 years: 202,079 (51.6%)
  • 30-39 years: 109,497 (26.1%)
  • 18-29 years: 82,321 (17.8%)

Key details

Swansea reported the most cases on Thursday with 17 followed by Newport with 14, RCT with 12, Neath Port Talbot with 11 and Cardiff with 10.

Powys had seven new cases, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham had six each and Vale of Glamorgan had five.

Denbighshire had three new cases, and Torfaen, Conwy, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire all had once case.

Six local authorities had no new cases including Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Anglesey, Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil.

Cases per 100,000 based on seven-day rolling average (April 4 to April 10):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 18.6 (down from 20)

Newport: 18.1 (up from 17.5)

Caerphilly: 10.5 (unchanged)

Torfaen: 8.5 (down from 10.6)

Monmouthshire: 1.1 (unchanged)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 12.8 (up from 11.9)

Anglesey: 28.6 (unchanged)

Gwynedd: 28.9 (up from 28.1)

Denbighshire: 6.3 (down from 7.3)

Flintshire: 17.3 (up from 14.7)

Wrexham: 13.2 (down from 15.4)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 31.6 (up from 31.3)

Vale of Glamorgan: 13.5 (up from 12.7)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 13.3 (up from 9.9)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 19.1 (up from 18.2)

Bridgend: 10.9 (unchanged)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 10.6 (up from 9.5)

Pembrokeshire: 10.3 (down from 11.1)

Ceredigion: 4.1 (down from 5.5)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 14.3 (unchanged)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 12.6 (down from 14.7)

Swansea: 27.9 (down from 32.4)

Wales total: 17.4 (down from17.6)

On Monday a number of lockdown restrictions were eased in Wales including:

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Dr Eleri Davies, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: "The Welsh Government announced yesterday that people who cannot work from home will be able to access free lateral flow self-test kits from tomorrow, Friday, April 16.

“The rapid coronavirus tests will be available from local test sites across Wales.

"The Welsh Government also announced yesterday that, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), that people over 16 who live with individuals with severely weakened immune systems should be offered Covid-19 vaccinations as a priority.

"While the easing of restrictions following the declining number of positive cases is welcome, we would remind the general public that coronavirus is still circulating in our communities and a large number of people have not been fully vaccinated. It is therefore vital that people observe social distancing, where face coverings when in indoor spaces, and wash hands regularly. These actions will help to prevent transmission of the virus.

"As schools return please do not send your child to school if they are unwell, even if you are not sure if they have coronavirus. When you take your child to school, always keep your distance from other parents, wear a face covering, and don't stay around and chat. Please don’t invite other children or their parents to your home to play or stay indoors, even if they are in the same bubble at school. We need to continue to limit the numbers of people we meet socially to minimise spread of the virus.

"The Welsh Government restrictions state that you should not go into any other household or mix indoors with other people who you don’t live with. Currently a maximum of six people from two households can meet outdoors, including in private gardens. Please continue to work from home if at all possible."

The Welsh Government also announced last week that gyms and leisure centres will be able to open from May 3 - instead of 10 May - while two households can "bubble up" to meet indoors from the same date. Wedding receptions outdoors for up to 30 people will be allowed from April 26, also moving forward a week.

Starting on Saturday, April 17, Public Health Wales will no longer be publishing coronavirus data or a daily statement on its website on Saturdays.

A spokeswoman said: "Coronavirus is with us to stay, and the way we report data must be sustainable. No other communicable disease is subject to daily reporting, and we are bringing our coronavirus dashboard further in-line with routine communicable disease reporting. Our surveillance team will retain the ability to ramp back up to seven day reporting if necessary."