ONLY one area in Wales has recorded fewer new cases than in Blaenau Gwent.

Across Gwent, 412 new coronavirus cases have been recorded by Public Health Wales.

More than a quarter of those – 112 – were recorded in Torfaen.


Newport saw 97 new cases, with 87 recorded in Caerphilly and 77 in Monmouthshire.

Blaenau Gwent recorded 39 new cases, with only Merthyr Tydfil (34) recording fewer across the whole of Wales.  

A total of 2,635 cases were reported across Wales, and 12 deaths. Two of these were recorded in Gwent, meaning the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s death total according to Public Health Wales now stands at 1,024. 

Blaenau Gwent also has the second lowest rolling seven-day case rate in Wales (375 per 100,000 people) – for the week up to October 9.

Merthyr Tydfil (354.7) has the lowest.

Elsewhere in Gwent, both Monmouthshire (429.2) and Newport (447.4) have a case rate below the Wales-wide figure of 531.9.

Torfaen has the highest case rate in Wales (726.9), while Caerphilly (607.5) has the fifth highest.

Here are where the latest cases have been recorded:

Cardiff: 464

Swansea: 197

Vale of Glamorgan: 174

Carmathenshire: 151

Powys: 146

Pembrokeshire: 137

Conwy: 112

Torfaen: 112

Flintshire: 107

Newport: 97

Rhondda Cynon Taf: 95

Denbighshire: 93

Wrexham: 92

Neath Port Talbot: 91

Caerphilly: 87

Gwynedd: 85

Bridgend: 81

Monmouthshire: 77

Anglesey: 70

Ceredigion: 41

Blaenau Gwent: 39

Merthyr Tydfil: 34

Resident Outside Wales: 47

Unknown Location: 6