These ten areas of Wales currently have the worst Covid rates in the country.

All of the top ten have seen Covid cases in more than 1 in every 100 people over the last seven days.

MSOA (middle layer super output areas) data released by Public Health Wales shows the ten areas that have some of the highest rates in Wales.

The latest weekly figures show that Penyffordd & Higher Kinnerton in Flintshire has the highest Covid case rate in Wales over the last seven days.

The area recorded 90 new coronavirus cases in the week from October 3 to October 9, giving it a Covid case rate of 1,466.0 cases per 100,000 people.

The second highest rate is in Oakdale & Pentwyn in Caerphilly.

More than 120 new cases were recorded in the area over the last week, leaving it with a Covid case rate of 1,278.1 cases per 100,000 residents.

Caerphilly is the local authority that appears the most in the top ten.

Along with Oakdale & Pentwyn, Risca East, Pontllanfraith and Pengam & Cefn Fforest all make the list of the highest Covid case rates in Wales this week.

Two areas of Cardiff also made the list, as did an area of Newport, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

Penyffordd & Higher Kinnerton was the only area of Flintshire on the list.

Worst Covid rates in Wales

These are the parts of Wales with the highest Covid rates in the country over the last seven days:

  • Penyffordd & Higher Kinnerton – 1,466.1 cases per 100,000 people
  • Oakdale & Pentwyn – 1,278.1 cases per 100,000 people
  • Pontllanfraith – 1,243.9 cases per 100,000 people
  • Builth Wells & Llanwrtyd Wells – 1,180.7 cases per 100,000 people
  • Rogerstone – 1,116.2 cases per 100,000 people
  • Risca East – 1,114.3 cases per 100,000 people
  • Pengam & Cefn Fforest – 1,110.1 cases per 100,000 people
  • Rumney – 1,070.0 cases per 100,000 people
  • Haverfordwest South – 1,062.8 cases per 100,000 people
  • Heath – 1,029.1 cases per 100,000 people