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Public Health Wales issues statement on cases of Omicron variant

Dr Meng Khaw, National Director for Health Protection and Screening Services for Public Health Wales, said:

“Public Health Wales is today (Wednesday 15 December) confirming 30 new cases of Omicron variant in Wales, bringing us to a total of 62 cases.

“Part of the increase today is linked to a change in case definition agreed across the UK, as cases previously identified as highly probable are now classed as confirmed by genotyping.  However, as we have indicated previously, a rapid increase over the coming days and weeks is expected.”

The breakdown of Omicron cases by health board area is as follows:

Health Board Total cases
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 23 (+9)
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 10 (+5)
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 6 (+1)
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 9 (+5)
Swansea Bay University Health Board 9 (+7)
Hywel Dda University Health Board 3 (+2)
Powys Teaching Health Board 2 (+1)
Total 62 (+30)