EIGHTY-four more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, according to latest figures, bringing the total to 460.

It is the second-worst affected area after the Aneuran Bevan Health Board, which saw an increase of 91 cases.

On Tuesday Cardiff and the Vale experienced the largest daily increase in Wales.

Twenty-nine more people have died in Wales after testing positive for the virus, taking the total number of deaths to 98. There are also 274 new cases, which brings the total number up to 1,837, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher.

Dr Robin Howe, incident director for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Today’s increase reflects a combination of a true increase in numbers, along with additional cases reported from the previous reporting period.

“We offer our condolences to families and friends affected”.

It comes as education minister Kirsty Williams said the actions “of the people of Wales are making a difference”.

“The sacrifice and inconvenience is flattening the curve and helping to save lives.

“We must wait and see whether the continuation of these measures will have an effect on the peak.

“It is too early to be able to make accurate predictions about what will happen next.

“We could see different peaks in different parts of Wales”.

The AM said laboratory facilities and equipment in universities are being used, and students near the end of nursing and other health-linked courses are being fast-tracked so they can join the fight against coronavirus.