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Vale of Glamorgan Covid-19 Update: Rate of Increase Stabilised


The Vale of Glamorgan Council have released an update on the Covid-19 rates in the Vale of Glamorgan, showing that the rate of increase in the county has stabilised and could be declining.

The figures, based on latest 7-day figures from Public Health Wales, up to 13 November 2020 are as follows:

Cases: 157
Cases per 100,000 population: 117.5
Testing episodes: 1462
Testing per 100,000 population: 1094.4
Positive proportion: 10.7%

The update from the Council was accompanied by their now regular, Covid-19 case map, which presents Covid-19 in the same way they organise their primary and community care services, in three neighbourhood clusters for the Vale of Glamorgan.

The map shows an increase in cases per 100,000 in the western Vale, including Llantwit Major and Cowbridge. Penarth remains the area with the highest rates of infection in the county, with Barry and the rest of the central Vale showing the lowest rate at this time.

In their online update statement, the Vale Council also commented on what the current numbers show in terms of the overall campaign against the virus. The Council said:


"The rate of increase of COVID-19 in the Vale of Glamorgan has stabilised in the past week and may be starting to decline. There are now 117.5 cases per 100,000 people, representing around 22 new cases per day."

The more positive news is somewhat tempered by the fact that both the rate per 100k and test positivity put the Vale above the ‘red’ threshold set by Welsh Government.

The Council concluded the statement by reminding residents of the importance of working together to #KeepWalesSafe.

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