Cardiff Council News Update: 19th January

Here is the latest news update from Cardiff Council, covering: the latest vaccination total for Cardiff & Vale; COVID-19 case and test numbers; and preparing for Storm Christoph. 

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Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 19th January 2021

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far is 26,777.

Priority Groups:

Care home staff: 1,934

Care home residents: 667

80 years and over: 3,348

Healthcare staff: 14,375

Social Care staff: 3,110

More information on the vaccination programme in Cardiff is available on the  Cardiff Council website

Data provided by the CAVUHB


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (08 January - 14 January)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

18thJanuary 2021, 09:00

Cases: 1,058

Cases per 100,000 population: 288.4 (Wales: 295.2 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 5,771

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,572.9

Positive proportion: 18.3% (Wales: 17.0% positive proportion)


Be prepared for Storm Christoph

The Council's highways team is working hard to clear drains and gullies across the city to ensure that surface water can drain effectively from the road network.

However, as the rivers rise, storm drain outlets may be unable to flow excess surface water from our streets into the rivers if the river levels rise above the drain outlet. This leads to the water ponding on our streets as it is unable to drain away.

While Main River flooding is the responsibility of Natural Resources Wales, our highways team will be out throughout the storm trying to deal with any issues that arise, clearing surface water flooding and helping the emergency services where they can.

We have a limited stock of sandbags which are used where surface water is causing a serious issue.Residents are advised, if they live in an area liable to flood to procure their own sandbags in advance. We will, as always, do our best to help, but being prepared will go some way to safeguarding your home and property.

It is highly likely we will be dealing with multiple issues across the city at the same time. This means our workforce has to be targeted and we can't, unfortunately, be everywhere at the same time or be able to respond to every callout.

Our teams are out today, working hard to clear drains in known flooding hotspots and ensuring stream culverts are clear of debris.

If you are concerned about your property due to rising river levels, please call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, which is a 24 hour service provided by Natural Resources Wales. Information is available on River Flood Warnings, how to protect your property, as well as a free service to receive flood warnings by phone, text or e-mail by visiting: