THERE have been 12 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the Hywel Dda health board area according to today’s figures (Wednesday, March 3).
Today’s Public Health Wales figures show nine new cases in Carmarthenshire, two in Pembrokeshire and one in Ceredigion.
Across Wales, 208 new cases have been confirmed and 12 new suspected Covid-19 deaths have also been reported by Public Health Wales.
The total number of cases in Wales is now 204,196, with 5,356 deaths.
One more death has been recorded in the Hywel Dda area since yesterday, with the total standing at 458 throughout the pandemic.
The total number of cases across the three counties is now 15,496 – 10,469 in Carmarthenshire, 3,303 in Pembrokeshire and 1,724 in Ceredigion.
There have been 6,748 tests carried out since the last report.
Across Wales, 942,017 have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 124,781 the second.
In Hywel Dda the health board has administered 117,283 vaccinations up to February 24 – 52,804 in Carmarthenshire, 38,828 in Pembrokeshire and 36,448 in Ceredigion.
Second doses have also been given to 4,451 people – 2,378 in Carmarthenshire, 873 in Pembrokeshire and 542 in Ceredigion.
A further 3,385 have been given to council or health board staff working in the area but living elsewhere.
Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said:
“The weekly incidence of COVID-19 infections in all local authority areas throughout Wales has fallen below 100 cases per 100,000 population, although there are a small number of areas which have an incidence rate of above 80. This is encouraging, but we must continue following the rules and guidelines to maintain this trend.
“It was one year ago on Sunday, 28 February 2020, that the first case of Coronavirus was announced in Wales. I am pleased to report that one year later, as of Saturday 27 February 2021, Wales has now delivered more than 1 million first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations.
“The public should be aware that the level 4 restrictions remain in place in order to keep infection rates falling and that you should stay at home, meet only the people you live with, work from home if