Coronavirus in Ceredigion
How does Ceredigion compre in comparison to other counties in Wales? We map it out for you.

Ceredigion still has the lowest rate of coronavirus deaths in all of Wales, according to the latest figures.

Numbers from the Office of National Statistics show that the county is one of three counties in Wales to have had no Covid-19 deaths in two weeks.

This means that Ceredigion has sadly seen 7 deaths related to the virus – a rate of 9.6 per 100,000 people.

In comparison, Rhondda Cynon Taf – the hardest hit county in Wales – has a rate of 117.7 deaths per 100,000.

To see how the Ceredigion compares to the rest of Wales, hover over each county on the below map.

Covid-19 cases in Ceredigion

Ceredigion also, unsurprisingly, has the lowest rate of coronavirus cases in Wales.

According to Public Health Wales the county has had 54 cases, or 74 cases per 100,000 people.

In comparison, Pembrokeshire – which has the second lowest number of cases in Wales – has seen 228.7 cases per 100,000 people. This is more than three times that of Ceredigion.

Coronavirus testing in Ceredigion

Ceredigion does also have the lowest testing rate in all of Wales, however.

A total of 1,891 tests have taken place in the county, or 2,590.7 per 100,000 people.

Carmarthenshire, which has the highest rate of testing, has had a total of 4,707.1 tests per 100,000 people.

This low figure for Ceredigion may, however, be in part down to the fact that the only people outside of hospitals and care homes that can get tested are those who are showing symptoms.

If the number of cases in a county is low, then it is likely that fewer people will be requesting tests.

This would be backed up by the fact that only 2.9% of all coronavirus tests in Ceredigion come back as positive.

This, again, is by far the lowest figure for Wales. In comparison, 17.3% of tests in  Rhondda Cynon Taf have come back as positive – which again has the highest rate in the country.

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