Ninety-four people were admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the week to December 24 in Wales, with five people in intensive care, according to the latest figures from Public Health Wales. This is a slight increase on the previous week, when 91 people were admitted to hospital in the week up to December 17th.

There is currently no testing program in Wales for people suspected of having coronavirus, but people admitted to hospital with symptoms of the virus who require treatment are tested. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported 13 Covid-19 deaths in the seven days to 23 December, but no suspected Covid-19 deaths in the seven days to 23 December.

The Welsh Department of Health publishes weekly figures on the number of coronavirus cases in hospitals in Wales. The cases are divided into three categories, all confirmed in hospitals. Categories: out-of-hospital, in-hospital and unspecified. For the latest health and Covid news, sign up to our newsletter here.

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Where people fell ill with the coronavirus in the week before December 24th, resulting in hospitalization:

  • Purchased by the community: 69

  • Hospitalized: 89

  • Intermediate acquisition: 24

The health authority area with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the week to December 24 was Cardiff and Vale UHB with 27 admissions, followed by Betsi Cadwaladr UHB with 17 admissions. The TL suspension has the fewest cases of any administration.

According to the age of those hospitalized, the most hospitalized are in the age group of 60 to 79 years old (32 hospitalizations), followed by people aged 80 or over (26 hospitalizations). The age group with the lowest rate of hospitalizations was 20 to 39 years old with seven hospitalizations and 40 to 59 years old with nine hospitalizations.