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Coronavirus levels dangerously high in Ceredigion

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A significant increase of COVID-19 cases are being seen across Ceredigion.

Current rates show that Ceredigion stands at 656.2 per 100,000 of the population with 464 positive cases reported in the last 7 days. This is the highest recorded level in Ceredigion since the start of the pandemic.

The highest numbers are being seen in South Aberystwyth, 851.6 per 100,000 of the population and Borth & Bontgoch 1159.9 per 100,000 of the population.

Covid Graph September – September/October 2021

With a very concerning number of cases across the county, Ceredigion Council is urging residents to stick to the basics in order to protect our friends, families and communities. By taking personal responsibility we can protect each other.

With winter fast approaching and the temperature dropping, there is more of a chance that people will want to meet indoors with family and friends. Remember that the more people who meet in close contact, the more chance there is of catching and spreading the virus.

The vaccine remains the best protection against the virus. You must stick to the basics even if you have received both doses and the booster of the Coronavirus vaccine. We must remember that the vaccine does not provide complete protection. It has however reduced the overall number of hospital admissions.

Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms, which includes a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. But there are also other symptoms early on, such as headaches, tiredness and general aches and pains usually associated with flu.

The Coronavirus has not gone away. It is our responsibility to do the right thing by;

  • getting vaccinated
  • getting tested if you have symptoms
  • washing our hands regularly
  • keeping a social distance
  • limiting our social contact
  • wearing a face covering in crowded areas
  • meeting outdoors when possible
  • when meeting indoors, ensure that there is good ventilation.