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Five Welsh councils in top ten UK areas reporting Covid cases

FIGURES from Public Health Wales reveal that at present five Welsh local authorities are ranked at present among the ten areas in the United Kingdom with the highest number of Covid cases

The weekly infection rate in Merthyr Tydfil is the highest in the UK, with Bridgend. Blaenau Gwent, Neath Port Talbot and Newport included in the ten UK areas with the highest number of cases over the last seven days.

Cardiff (425) had the highest number of new cases in Wales since yesterday and has recorded 2,555 positive tests for COVID-19 over the last seven days. Rhondda Cynon Taf reported 296 cases, followed by Swansea with 254.

Neath Port Talbot has the highest positive test proportion over the last week at 32.7% per 100,000 tests.

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