Latest figures from Public Health Wales show no confirmed deaths from coronavirus have been recorded today in Wales but there have been 22 new cases. 

The rolling weekly case rate in Wales - to June 3, the latest available - has risen slightly, to 10.4 per 100,000 people, the first time since early May that the rate has risen above 10 cases per 100,000. 

Newport, at 13.6, has a case rate above 10 per 100,000. 

Case rates are on the up in a number of areas in Wales - but with case rates currently so low, even small fluctuations in new case numbers can have a big effect - often on a daily basis - on an area's rolling weekly case rate. 

Figures, also published today, from the Office for National Statistics show the number of deaths involving Covid-19 were at three in Wales last week, compared to five the previous week.

It is the lowest figure since September last year. Deaths involving Covid accounted for 0.5 per cent of all deaths in Wales in the week ending May 28.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales since the pandemic began currently stands at 213,188, according to Public Health Wales. 


In Wales, 2,185,427 people have now had a first dose of coronavirus vaccine - as at the end of yesterday - and 1,270,606 have now completed their two-dose vaccine course. 

Caerphilly (3.3 per 100,000)  with Merthyr Tydfil,  has the joint second lowest in Wales, for the week to June 3. 

Newport (13.6) has, with Denbighshire, the joint fifth highest rate in Wales, to June 3, and Monmouthshire (9.5) has the 11th highest rate in Wales. 

The highest rolling weekly case rate in Wales, to June 3 is 27.3 per 100,000, in Conwy. 

The Wales-wide test positivity rate for the week to June 3 is 1.2 per cent.  

The confirmed new cases today in Wales are: 

Cardiff - four 

Bridgend - four 

Torfaen - three 

Conwy - two 

Pembrokeshire - two 

Powys - two 

Blaenau Gwent - one 

Anglesey - one 

Flintshire - one 

Vale of Glamorgan - one 

Swansea - one 

Caerphilly - none 

Monmouthshire - none 

Newport - none 

Denbighshire - none 

Gwynedd - none 

Wrexham - none 

Rhondda Cynon Taf - none 

Carmarthenshire - none 

Ceredigion - none 

Merthyr Tydfil - none 

Neath Port Talbot - none 

Unknown location - one 

Public Health Wales figures include reports of the deaths of hospitalised patients in Welsh hospitals, or care home residents, where Covid-19 has been confirmed with a positive laboratory test and the clinician suspects this was a causative factor in the death. 

They do not include people who may have died of Covid-19 but who were not confirmed by laboratory testing, those who died in other settings, or Welsh residents who died outside of Wales, and the true number of Covid-19 deaths will be higher. 

The Office for National Statistics - which counts all deaths in which coronavirus is mentioned on the death certificate - puts the number of deaths in Wales much higher.