A FURTHER seven people in Gwent have died with coronavirus, according to Public Health Wales.

17 people have died with coronavirus across Wales, in the 24-hour period covered by the latest Public Health Wales release.

The death toll in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board region has risen from 1,078 to 1,085 across that period.


A total of 451 new cases have been recorded in Gwent, more than half of which were recorded in Caerphilly and Newport.

Caerphilly saw 135 new cases – with only four Welsh authorities recording more new cases – and Newport reported 130 new cases.

Elsewhere in Gwent, Torfaen saw 79 new cases, and Monmouthshire saw 64.

Only three areas in Wales recorded fewer cases than Blaenau Gwent – which saw a rise of 49.

Torfaen has the highest rolling weekly case rate – up to November 12, the latest data available – in Gwent, with a figure of 570.4 per 100,000 people. Only the Vale of Glamorgan (672.2) and Gwynedd (657.5) recorded a higher case rate in Wales.

Monmouthshire’s case rate (559.3) is the fourth highest in Wales, while Newport (479.1)  , Caerphilly (484.3) and Blaenau Gwent (493.8) have the sixth, tenth and eleventh lowest in Wales.

The Wales-wide case rate stands at 498 per 100,000 people after 2,417 new cases were reported on Wednesday.