THE NUMBER of coronavirus cases in the Vale of Glamorgan has risen by five since yesterday.

It means the Vale has had ten new cases in the last seven days.

Cardiff saw 14 new cases since Tuesday, meaning it has seen 53 new cases in the last seven days.

Cases per 100,000 of the population in the Vale is 7.5, while that figure stands at 14.4 in Cardiff.

The new cases in the Vale and Cardiff are among 199 new cases across Wales, which also include 52 in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The region is due to follow neighbouring Caerphilly into a local lockdown tomorrow evening from 6pm.

This is the tenth day in a row in which new confirmed cases have topped 100, but today's figure is the largest single day increase since case numbers began rising again towards the end of August.

The highest proportion of positive coronavirus tests in the past week has been in Rhondda Cynon Taf (5.1 per cent), meaning around one in every 20 people tested get a positive result.

Revealing the news on the latest local lockdown earlier this afternoon, health minister Vaughan Gething said: "We have seen a rapid rise in cases in Rhondda Cynon Taf in a very short space of time, linked to people socialising indoors and not following social distancing guidelines.

“We now have evidence of wider community transmission in the borough, which means we need to take urgent action to control and, ultimately, reduce the spread of the virus and protect people’s health.

“We need the help of everyone across Wales to prevent the increasing and onward spread of coronavirus. We can bring coronavirus under control if everyone pulls together and follows the rules we have put in place. They are there to protect you, your family, and your community.

“Coronavirus has not gone away. It is still circulating in communities across Wales. Its vital people stick to the rules.”

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

  • Caerphilly - 36
  • Newport - 15
  • Cardiff - 14
  • Flintshire - 10
  • Bridgend - nine
  • Merthyr Tydfil - eight
  • Swansea - eight
  • Blaenau Gwent - seven
  • Gwynedd - six
  • Vale of Glamorgan - five
  • Conwy - four
  • Denbigh shire - four
  • Neath Port Talbot - four
  • Torfaen - three
  • Anglesey - three
  • Powys - three
  • Monmouthshire - two
  • Wrexham - two
  • Pembrokeshire - two
  • Carmarthenshire - one
  • Unknown location - one