Coronavirus in Ceredigion

Public Health Wales have not reported any new coronavirus cases in Ceredigion over the weekend.

The number of confirmed cases in the county remains at 57.

A total of 1,964 tests have been carried out so far, with an updated report expected to come in this afternoon.

The ratio of tests which have come back as positive also remains at 2.9%.

Ceredigion still has the lowest testing rate in all of Wales, however, with 2690.7 tests per 100,000 people having been carried out.

In comparison, Denbighshire has had a total of 6023.3 tests carried out per 100,000 people – more than double that of Ceredigion.

Why is the testing rate in Ceredigion so low?

The low testing rate in Ceredigion may be somewhat explained by a lack of cases in the county.

If no-one is showing symptoms, then far fewer people will be requesting to be tested.

This would be supported by the low number of tests which come back as positive, as well as the low number of deaths the county has seen – of which, Ceredigion has the lowest of both in the country.

Elswhere in Wales

Elsewhere, Denbighshire has overtaken Rhondda Cynon Taf in the number of cases per 100,000 people, making it the hardest hit county in Wales.

The northern county has a total of 746.9 cases per 100,000 people – a rate which is nearly ten times that of Ceredigion.

Rhondda Cynon Taf continues to have the highest rate of positive coronavirus tests, with the ratio of tests that come back as positive remaining at 16.3%.

Coronavirus cases compared
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How does Ceredigion compare?

The Office for National Statistics releases new data on coronavirus deaths once a week.

According to the stataticians, Ceredigion has sadly seen a total of seven Covid-19 deaths so far – or 9.6 deaths per 100,000.

This number is, however, by far the lowest rate in all of Wales.

See how our county compares to the rest of Wales in our interactive map below. Click on each county to find out more about it.

The national picture

Wales has sadly recorded two new Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours of data.

A total of 25 new cases were also reported by Public Health Wales for the same timeframe.

The death rate across the country has, fortunately, been dropping steadily since early April.

Over 134,000 people have been tested for coronavirus across Wales so far, or roughly 4% of the population.

The country has seen 15,602 cases reported to Public Health Wales so far.