THERE have been no confirmed coronavirus deaths in Gwent for 16 days, according to Public Health Wales.

It comes as Public Health Wales confirmed 63 new cases from Tuesday and the Bank Holiday Monday in Wales, and one further death.

In Gwent, 16 new cases were recorded - two of which were in Torfaen - while the death toll remains at 959.

The coronavirus case rate in Torfaen has fallen over the past week, after just seven cases were recorded in the local authority.

The rolling weekly case rate, up to April 28, now stands at 7.4 per 100,000 population. Last week, that figure had been 12.8 per 100,000 people.

Torfaen has the eleventh lowest case rate in Wales, and the third lowest in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board region.

Monmouthshire (3.2 per 100,000) has the lowest rolling weekly case rate in Gwent and the second lowest rate of Wales' 22 council areas - behind Denbighshire (one per 100,000), to April 28.

Blaenau Gwent (4.3) has the fourth lowest rate in Wales.

Newport (29.7 per 100,000) continues to have the highest rate in Wales, for the week to April 28. Caerphilly (11) has the seventh highest rate in Wales.

The case rate for Wales is now at 10.5 per 100,000 people.

It should be noted that with case numbers and rates now very low in most parts of Wales, rolling weekly case rate performance can fluctuate considerably, day-on-day.

Newport has seen 46 new cases recorded over the past week - the joint highest in Wales alongside Swansea.

Caerphilly has recorded 20 new cases - the sixth highest in Wales - while Torfaen recorded seven.

Both Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire recorded three new cases - only Denbighshire (one) recorded fewer.

The Wales-wide test positivity rate for the week to April 28 is 1.1 per cent. Torfaen's test positivity rate is 0.8 per cent, with 893 tests administered in the seven days up to April 28.