Coronavirus cases are estimated to double every 11 days in North Wales, according to a report.
Covid-19 incidents remain low in Wales, but as other parts of the country see them decline, North Wales has seen the biggest increase in recent weeks, with an R rate of 1.8
This is according to figures from the Welsh Government’s Technical Advisory Unit (TAC) summary of advice from 8 June, which was released yesterday (14 June).
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The report states: “At the regional level, there is considerable variability, with PHW estimating the lowest Rt at Aneurin Bevan at 0.51 with a halving time of just under 9 days and the highest at Betsi. Cadwaladr at 1.8, with a doubling time of 11 days. . “
He said that as of June 2, the number of cases in Wales had increased slightly to 9.3 cases per 100,000 population, from 8.4 the week before, although there was considerable regional variation. .
And commenting on the Delta variant, the report said: “Although the number of cases in general remains low, this variant continues to be of concern.”
The report comes after concerns about the Delta – or Indian variant – clusters emerging in parts of North Wales this month.
Dozens have been confirmed in Conwy in the Llandudno, Landudno Junction and Penrhyn Bay area, and hundreds more have been told to self-isolate.
Then yesterday (Tuesday), it emerged that more than 400 students had been ordered to self-isolate after 25 cases of coronavirus were “linked” to “gatherings of adolescents”, which were being treated as an outbreak of Delta variant.
Concerns over an increase in the number of cases have favored a slower approach to the latest rule changes, with the Welsh government taking a two-step approach to enter Alert Level 1.
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Announcing them earlier this month, Prime Minister Mark Drakeford said: “The emergence of the delta variant shows that the pandemic is not over yet and we must all continue to take action to protect ourselves and to protect ourselves. our family. “
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also delayed England’s final easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, following an increase in cases, concentrated in some areas, including the North West.
They were supposed to be lifted on Monday, June 21, but will be delayed for up to four weeks.
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