Cymru has lowest Covid rates in the UK, says First Minister


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The First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that Cymru now has the lowest COVID-19 rates anywhere in the United Kingdom.


Speaking at the Welsh Government's review of coronavirus regulations, which takes place every three weeks, the First Minister said that Cymru has 14.7 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.


In the previous update three weeks ago, the figure was 35 in 100,000.


The positivity rate is now at 1.7%, Drakeford said.


This means that the country currently has the lowest rate of coronavirus anywhere in the United Kingdom.


Drakeford also said that the number of people admitted to hospital for Covid-related reasons has more than halved in the last three weeks.

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