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walesonline.co.uk 13 Sep, 2021 19:45 am

Rates of Covid start to fall suggesting infections in Wales may have peaked

Rates of Covid start to fall suggesting infections in Wales may have peaked
A leading expert has said Wales may be 'reaching the herd immunity threshold' but warned people still needed to remain vigilant around testing and isolating when required

Last week the infection rate per 100,000 people went above 500 for the first time since early January and First Minister Mark Drakeford said "there could be 100 new Covid-19 hospital admissions every day as the delta wave peaks".The figures on the left show the amount of cases and the figures on the right shows the infection rate per 100,000 people.As you can see since cases peaked on September 6 at 573 cases per 100,000 it has now dropped to 501 on September 10.The full list of symptoms most commonly reported The graph below shows the infection rate and the amount of new cases currently in Wales.

Mike Gravenor is a professor of epidemiology at the Swansea University Medical School and part of the team who conducted the modelling." However last week when the modelling was conducted there was concern that there were not many indicators in the data at that point to back up the modelling.

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