The cumulative total since the pandemic began now at 1,132 a rate per 100,000 population of 802.84.
Tuesday afternoon’s updated figures report 21 new positive tests overnight, taking the weekly total to 127 and the cumulative total to 1,153.
The table below shows the breakdown and difference in five-year age groups of positive Covid-19 tests between 8th-14th and 15th-21st December.
The age groups with the largest increase in positive tests were the 40 to 44-year-olds (up from 3 to 15) and the 50 to 55-year-olds (up from 1 to 11).
The age groups that saw no change to the numbers from the previous week were 15 to 19-year-olds, 30 to 34-year-olds, 70 to 74-year0-olds and 90+.
|Age||8-14 Dec||15-21 Dec||Diff|
Deaths due to Covid
The Office for National Statistics reveals that in week 50 there were two deaths in hospital and one in a care home where Coronavirus (Covid-19) was registered as the cause of death.
Week 50 covers deaths that occurred up to 11th December 2020 but were registered up to 19th December 2020. The cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is 104.
This figure is for the entire period, not just where positive test was in the last 28 days.
The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic of people who had a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test is 87.
Our thoughts are with NHS and care staff who have worked so hard to help save lives.
Latest figures from NHS England show that St Mary’s Hospital in Newport saw two admissions of patients testing positive for Covid-19 between 7th to 13th December.
On 14th and 15th December two mechanical ventilation beds were being occupied by patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.
5pm 22nd Dec 2020 – Tuesday’s figures added
4pm 30th Dec 2020 – Amendment made to cumulative death rate