Newport has reported the most new cases in Wales in the past 24 hours, figures have shown.

The city reported 12 new cases on Tuesday, just above Cardiff with 10, Neath Port Talbot with five, and Flintshire and Swansea with four.

New data published by Public Health Wales (PHW) on Tuesday recorded 53 more positive cases to bring the total number since the pandemic began to 210,978.

Wales' overall number of lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths now stands at 5,542.

The infection rate across Wales now stands at 15.4 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days up to April 15, a drop from 15.9 on Monday.

Meanwhile the percentage of tests coming back with positive results is now down to 1.7% – significantly below the key benchmark of 5%.

The latest figures also show that 1,699,092 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 610,882 people have had both doses.

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

  • Care home residents: 15,050 (97.5%)
  • Care home workers: 34,331 (90.1%)
  • 80 years and older: 166,471 (95.4%)

  • Healthcare workers: 133,760 (93.8%)
  • Social care workers: 45,102 (no percentage available)
  • 75-79 years: 127,862 (96%)
  • 70-74 years: 175,122 (95.4%)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable 16-69 years: 75,489 (92.7%)
  • 65-69 years: 168,692 (93.5%)
  • Clinical risk groups 16-64 years: 297,324 (84.3%)
  • 60-64 years: 187,283 (91.1%)
  • 55-59 years: 206,745 (88.5%)
  • 50-54 years: 195,486 (85.8%)
  • 40-49 years: 238,990 (61%)
  • 30-39 years: 121,659 (28.9%)
  • 18-29 years: 85,955 (18.5%)

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Newport was the local authority reporting the most cases on Tuesday with 12 followed by Cardiff with 10, Neath Port Talbot with five, and Flintshire and Swansea with four.

Rhondda Cynon Taf had three new cases, Torfaen, Wrexham, Carmarthenshire and Powys had two, and Caerphilly, Gwynedd, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, and Pembrokeshire all had one.

Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Vale of Glamorgan, and Ceredigion all had zero new positive cases.

Cases per 100,000 based on seven-day rolling average (April 9 to April 15):

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Blaenau Gwent: 1.4 (down from 7.2)

Newport: 27.8 (down from 30.4)

Caerphilly: 7.7 (up from 6.1)

Torfaen: 10.6 (up from 1.1)

Monmouthshire: 4.2 (unchanged)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Conwy: 7.7 (down from 8.5)

Anglesey: 8.6 (unchanged)

Gwynedd: 24.9 (up from 24.1)

Denbighshire: 6.3 (down from 7.3)

Flintshire: 19.9 (up from 19.2)

Wrexham: 16.9 (unchanged)

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff: 23.2 (down from 25.6)

Vale of Glamorgan: 9.7 (down from 10.5)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Merthyr Tydfil: 13.3 (down from 14.9)

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 15.3 (down from 17)

Bridgend: 8.2 (up from 6.1)

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Carmarthenshire: 9 (down from 9.5)

Pembrokeshire: 4.8 (down from 7.2)

Ceredigion: 6.9 (unchanged)

Powys Teaching Health Board

Powys: 16.6 (unchanged)

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Neath Port Talbot: 18.1 (down from 19.5)

Swansea: 29.2 (down from 31.2)

Wales total: 15.4 (down from 15.9)

The Welsh Government announced on Monday night that six people (not including children under 11 years old or carers) can meet outdoors from Saturday, April 24, without a restriction on the number of households. The current rule states that six people from two households can meet outdoors.

In addition First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed that outdoor hospitality can resume in Wales on Monday, April 26.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the novel coronavirus outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: "Public Health Wales recently published its latest surveillance report analysing Covid-19 vaccine uptake by sex, socioeconomic deprivation, and ethnic group.

"According to the findings inequality gaps in vaccine uptake of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine between ethnic and socioeconomic groups in older adults in Wales have narrowed since March but, despite this, significant inequalities still remain.

"On Friday the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that pregnant women should be offered the Covid-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population based on their age and clinical risk group. JCVI advice is followed in Wales.

"As there is more experience of the use of the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in pregnancy those vaccines are therefore the preferred vaccines to offer to pregnant women."