LOCALISED coronavirus figures have been produced by Public Health Wales (PHW) for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

The new map on the PHW website focuses on areas containing around 2,000 to 6,000 households – known as Middle Layer Output Areas, or MSOAs.

There is a slight delay in recording the data, so PHW are producing the information based on a rolling case rate for the previous week, the previous three weeks, and since the pandemic began.

In the week up to October 18, Upper Penarth had the lowest case rate per 100,000 of the population in the Vale, at 19. PHW recorded zero to two cases in the area.

Lower Penarth and Sully had a case rate of 47.6 cases per 100,000 of the population, and five cases in that week.

Dinas Powys had four cases with a rolling case rate of 49.7, while Llandough and Cogan had seven cases, with a rate of 78.8 per 100,000.

The highest number of cases recorded in the Vale last week was at Ogmore by Sea and Llandow, which recorded 10 cases.

In the three weeks up to October 18, PHW revealed that Penarth recorded 11 cases, Llandough and Cogan recorded 20, Lower Penarth and Sully recorded 14, and Dinas Powys recorded 18.

During the same period, Ogmore by Sea and Llandow again recorded the highest number of cases in the region, with 24.

Palmerstown, which is significantly smaller, recorded the second highest number of cases during the three-week period, with 22. The case rate in Palmerstown is 250.4 cases per 100,000 of the population.

Since the start of the pandemic, Upper Penarth has recorded 96 cases – the same number as Lower Penarth and Sully.

Dinas Powys has recorded 74 cases, while Llandough and Cogan has recorded 124 cases.

Palmerstown has recorded the most cases in the Vale since the start of the pandemic, with 99.

Across Wales, parts of Cardiff currently have the highest rolling case rates for the seven days to October 18, with parts of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Wrexham also recording high rates.