The number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Monmouthshire on January 17 was 39 - which is substantially lower than numbers at the beginning of the year, this brings the total number of cases in Monmouthshire up to 16,531. This includes either lab-reported or rapid lateral flow tests. Deaths in the county are remaining low.
There were 94,432 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK on the same day, which brings the total number of UK cases up to 15,399,300.
These numbers are based off of early available information and should only be taken as a rough guide.
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.
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