THERE were five new coronavirus related deaths in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board region across the Christmas period.

The latest statistics for Public Health Wales recorded the number over the 48-hour period relating to Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

This brings the total in the region to 442. Across Wales there were 70 newly recorded deaths in the same period, bringing the Wales-wide total to 3,368.

Across Wales, there were 4,142 new recorded cases of coronavirus over the same 48-hour period. 210 of these were in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Here are all the cases recorded across the last 48-hours in Wales.

Cardiff – 486

Rhondda Cynon Taf – 393

Bridgend – 380

Caerphilly – 280

Swansea - 280

Neath Port Talbot -274

Carmarthenshire – 253

Newport – 234

Vale of Glamorgan - 210

Torfaen – 185

Wrexham – 148

Merthyr Tydfil - 146

Blaenau Gwent – 138

Flintshire - 128

Monmouthshire – 92

Denbighshire – 61

Conwy – 61

Powys – 55

Pembrokeshire – 51

Ceredigion – 37

Gwynedd – 30

Anglesey – 26

Unknown location – 25

Resident outside of Wales – 163

Why have Public Health Wales given a 48-hour figure rather than a 24-hour figure?

On Christmas Day, no figures were released. Yesterday, Boxing Day, figures were released covering the Christmas Eve period and then today they cover the Christmas Day and Boxing Day period to essentially catch up.

A similar thing will happen later this week as there will be no statistics published on New Years Day, so the figures published on Saturday, January 2 will be for the period from New Years Eve to New Years Day.

This has not affected people awaiting test results during this period, they have been provided to the patient as soon as the result has come back.