The number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Monmouthshire on December 29 was 153, which brings the total number of cases in Monmouthshire up to 13,885. This includes either lab-reported or rapid lateral flow tests.
There were 183,037 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK on the same day, which brings the total number of UK cases up to 12,559,926.
Covid-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and testing them for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If the test is positive - except for rapid lateral flow tests which have negative confirmatory lab-based PCR tests taken within 72 hours - this is referred to as a case. If a person has more than one positive test, they are only counted as one case for all nations with the exception of Wales.
There were substantially fewer cases reported on Christmas Day (58 reported) and Boxing Day (65 reported).
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