THERE HAVE been 98 new coronavirus cases recorded in Wales in the last 24 hour period, with 11 of them coming in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, according to Public Health Wales.

One of the new cases is in the Vale, with ten in Cardiff. 

Twenty-three of the new cases are in Rhondda Cynon Taf, while 25 are in Caerphilly.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths recorded today in Wales however, meaning the total - again according to Public Health Wales - remains at 1,597.

The continued increase in cases across Caerphilly comes against the backdrop of warning from public health experts, the health and the county borough council for people to observe social distancing and other guidance, or risk a local lockdown.

The area has now seen more than 120 new cases in the past two weeks, more than any other part of Wales except Cardiff. The capital has seen more than 160 cases in that period.

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

  • Caerphilly - 25
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf - 23
  • Cardiff - 10
  • Carmarthenshire - six
  • Powys - five
  • Swansea - four
  • Flintshire - three
  • Neath Port Talbot - three
  • Monmouthshire - two
  • Newport - two
  • Torfaen - two
  • Gwynedd - two
  • Merthyr Tydfil - two
  • Blaenau Gwent - one
  • Conwy - one
  • Denbighshire - one
  • Wrexham - one
  • Vale of Glamorgan - one
  • Bridgend - one
  • Pembrokeshire - one
  • Unknown location - one
  • Resident outside Wales - 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.