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One in five people tested in Swansea is showing positive for Covid as latest city stats are revealed



The Covid hotspots in Swansea have been revealed in the latest data from Public Health Wales.

The new figures, which cover the time frame of December 12 to 18, show the number of new confirmed cases of Covid and the rate for different areas of the city.

The Swansea area with the highest number of confirmed cases of Covid during that period is Gorseinon, with 88, whilst Cockett is the area with the lowest – at 29.

Read more:Coronavirus infection rates, cases and deaths for all parts of Wales on Thursday, December 23

The area with the highest rate of Covid in Swansea is West Cross with the equivalent of 1,183 positive cases per 100,000 people. The area with the lowest rate is Cockett, with 400 cases per 100,000 people.

Rob Stewart, leader of Swansea Council, said in a statement on social media on Thursday, December 23, the overall rate of Covid across Swansea was 627 positive cases per 100,000 people, although this has since risen to 656.7 in the latest figures.

He added: “In Swansea the positivity rate is 20.3% which is up 3.1% per cent, meaning one in five PCR tests taken give a positive result.

“In Neath Port Talbot a rate of 551 people per 100,000 are infected with coronavirus which is [up] 83. In Neath Port Talbot the positivity rate is 18.7% which is up 2% meaning nearly one in five PCR tests taken give a positive result.

“In Wales the average rate of 609 people per 100,000 are infected with coronavirus which is up 108.

“In Wales the positivity rate is 19.2 per cent which is up 2%, meaning nearly one in five PCR tests taken give a positive result

“These numbers are expected to continue to rise significantly in the coming days and weeks as the Omicron variant becomes the dominant strain of the virus in Wales.”

Scroll down for the full data set for Covid-19 cases and rates in Swansea.

Meanwhile, across the Swansea Bay area, there are currently 76 people in general and acute hospital wards with Covid and a further four in intensive care, the latest data from Welsh Government states.

Data from Public Health Wales also confirms the number of people who have had their Covid vaccinations, up to December 19, 2021.

In the Swansea Bay University Health Board area, which covers Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, 297,861 people have had their first Covid jab, 272,035 people have had their second, and 6,083 have had their third (for the severely immunosuppressed)..

The Health Board also said 138,211 people had now received their Covid-19 booster. Last week, the figure was 117,010.

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Covid-19 rates in Swansea areas – from highest rate to the lowest

All data from Public Health Wales for the time-frame December 12 to 18 (the latest data available from Public Health Wales)

West Cross – 77 cases (1,183 cases per 100,000 people)

Sketty – 73 cases (1,149 cases per 100,000 people)

Llanmorlais and Three Crosses – 50 cases (985 cases per 100,000 people)

West Gower – 61 cases (962 cases per 100,000 people)

Gorseinon – 88 cases (827 cases per 100,000 people)

Morriston North – 72 cases (812 cases per 100,000 people)

Mayals and Bishopston – 47 cases (809 cases per 100,000 people)

Mumbles and Newton – 59 cases (796 cases per 100,000 people)

Birchgrove – 64 cases (794 cases per 100,000 people)

Uplands – 72 cases (742 cases per 100,000 people)

Tycoch – 59 cases (721 cases per 100,000 people)

Loughor – 65 cases (681 cases per 100,000 people)

Pontarddulais – 45 cases (673 cases per 100,000 people)

Llangyfelach and Tircoed – 54 cases (642 cases per 100,000 people)

Killay – 30 cases (598 cases per 100,000 people)

Brynmill – 60 cases (589 cases per 100,000 people)

Central Swansea – 59 cases (574 cases per 100,000 people)

Mynyddbach – 52 cases (572 cases per 100,000 people)

Ravenhill – 48 cases (570 cases per 100,000 people)

Landore – 57 cases (554 cases per 100,000 people)

Morriston South – 42 cases (553 cases per 100,000 people)#

Cwmbwrla – 43 cases (550 cases per 100,000 people)

St Thomas – 45 cases (544 cases per 100,000 people)

Townhill – 49 cases (539 cases per 100,000 people)

Dunvant and Upper Killay – 30 cases (534 cases per 100,000 people)

Llansamlet – 37 cases (527 cases per 100,000 people)

Bonymaen – 37 cases (492 cases per 100,000 people)

Penderry – 47 cases (487 cases per 100,000 people)

Gowerton – 32 cases (477 cases per 100,000 people)

Clydach & Mawr – 41 cases (430 cases per 100,000 people)

Cockett – 29 cases (400 cases per 100,000 people)

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