FIFTY new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Wales today, with eight of those in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The new cases takes the total recorded in the health board in the last week to 68.

Of the eight new cases confirmed in the region today, three are in the Vale and five are in Cardiff.

There have been 18,155 cases of coronavirus in Wales since the start of the pandemic.

No new deaths were announced by Public Health Wales today, and the total remains at 1,596.

The number of cases confirmed across Wales today are as follows:

  • Caerphilly - 11
  • Bridgend - ten
  • Cardiff - five
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf - five
  • Gwynedd - three
  • Vale of Glamorgan - three
  • Conwy - two
  • Merthyr Tydfil - two
  • Residents outside Wales - two
  • Newport - one
  • Blaenau Gwent - one
  • Wrexham - one
  • Flintshire - one
  • Ceredigion - one
  • Carmarthenshire - one
  • Powys - one

Public Health Wales figures for coronavirus deaths include only those that have been confirmed by a laboratory test. The Office for National Statistics - which counts all deaths in which coronavirus is mentioned on the death certificate - puts the number of deaths in Wales much higher.