TORFAEN’S coronavirus case rate has continued to fall over the past seven days.

A total of 110 new cases have been recorded in Torfaen in the seven days up to August 5, according to Public Health Wales.

This means the coronavirus case rate for the local authority has fallen from 125.6 per 100,000 up to July 29 to now stand at 117.1 per 100,000 people.

Caerphilly (108.8) and Blaenau Gwent (95.9) are the only areas in Gwent to have a lower case rate in Gwent.

Eleven local authorities in Wales have lower case rates than in Torfaen. The lowest affected areas in Wales are Ceredigion (77), Carmarthenshire (92.2) and Pembrokeshire (93).

Monmouthshire (139.5) and Newport (162.3) both have case rates higher than the Wales-wide figure (135.7).

The worst-affected areas in Wales are Denbighshire (299.9), Conwy (239.8) and Wrexham (200.8).

Only Blaenau Gwent (67) saw fewer cases recorded than Torfaen in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board region.

Across Wales, Anglesey and Merthyr Tydfil (both 67), and Ceredigion (56) also recorded fewer cases in the seven days up to August 5.

Elsewhere in Gwent, Monmouthshire saw a rise of 132 new cases, Caerphilly saw 197 new cases, and Newport saw 251 new cases.

Cardiff (425) and Swansea (301) saw the highest number of new cases, followed by Flintshire (292), Denbighshire (287), Conwy (281).

Torfaen’s test positivity rate for the week up to August 5 was 9.5 per cent from 1,163 tests, slightly lower than the Wales-wide figure - 9.9 per cent.

Three deaths have been recorded in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board region over the past week - with the area’s death toll now standing at 970.

In terms of vaccination, 2,305,562 people in Wales have had their first coronavirus vaccine dose, while 2,118,707 people having completed their full vaccination programme.