THE the latest figures for the seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases for every local authority area in Wales have been calculated.

They show that Flintshire had the most new cases of the virus recorded in the Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board region.

The figures, for the seven days to September 14, are based on tests carried out in NHS Wales laboratories and tests conducted on Welsh residents processed in commercial laboratories.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent three days (September 15-17) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on data published on the Public Health Wales Covid-19 surveillance dashboard on September 17.

The numbers of new cases are highest in Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taf where local lockdowns have been imposed.

In North Wales, Conwy and Flintshire have the highest rates of new cases, at 28.2 and 25.6 per 100,000 people respectively.

In Conwy there were 33 new cases.

Flintshire had the highest number of new cases in North Wales in the time period, with 40. This compares to 28 new cases recorded in the previous seven day period.

In the seven day period, prior to September 7, Wrexham had the highest rate of new cases with 41 new cases. The latest figures saw this number fall to 19.

Seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases

(The list reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 14; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 14)

Caerphilly 121.5 (220)

Rhondda Cynon Taf 102.0 (246)

Newport 62.1 (96)

Merthyr Tydfil 61.3 (37)

Blaenau Gwent 40.1 (28)

Bridgend 29.9 (44)

Conwy 28.2 (33)

Flintshire 25.6 (40)

Torfaen 21.3 (20)

Isle of Anglesey 20.0 (14)

Denbighshire 19.9 (19)

Cardiff 19.6 (72)

Gwynedd 16.1 (20)

Swansea 14.2 (35)

Wrexham 14.0 (19)

Powys 13.6 (18)

Neath Port Talbot 11.2 (16)

Vale of Glamorgan 9.7 (13)

Carmarthenshire 9.0 (17)

Pembrokeshire 7.2 (9)

Monmouthshire 4.2 (4)

Ceredigion 1.4 (1)