THERE are three new cases of Covid-19 in the Vale of Glamorgan, taking the total number of cumulative cases in the area to 726.

According to data published by Public Health Wales this afternoon, there have been 12 new cases of coronavirus in the Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board, and there have been 262 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

5,743 tests have now been carried out in the Vale.

Across Wales, there are 125 new cases.

Of the new cases 67 come from the Betsi Cadwaldr Health Board, which covers Wrexham, where there are 51 new cases. 

This is believed to be linked to the outbreak at the 2 Sister meat factory.

Six more people have died after contracting the coronavirus in Wales.

It comes as Finance Minister Rebecca Evans said she could not lay out a timetable for when pubs and restaurants can re-open.

"Across the UK the governments have been using headroom in different ways," she said.

"There are things happening here which are not happening elsewhere.

"We cannot provide guarantees at the moment because we don't know where we will be.

"We have tried to plan, and then to do.

"I can't give you a timetable today, but the work is actively ongoing with the sector."