EXPERTS at Public Health Wales have explained why there has been a recent rise in coronavirus cases in Llandough and Cogan.

In the seven days up to Saturday November 14, 32 new cases were recorded in Llandough and Cogan.

There have been 76 cases recorded in Llandough and Cogan in the 21 days up to November 14.

Public Health Wales record localised cases each week by Middle Layer Super Output Area (places with 2,000 to 6,000 homes known as MSOAs), and Cornerswell comes under the Llandough and Cogan MSOA.

After the spike in cases in the area was reported last week, many questioned whether it was due to a spike at Llandough Hospital.

A spokeswoman for Public Health Wales said that is not the case, but said 30 of the cases recorded last week are in Cornerswell, and 25 of those are related to a care home.

“The significant rise in cases in Llandough and Cogan is due to the small populations in these areas,” they said.

“Out of the 30 cases in Cornerswell in the last seven days, 25 of these are cases in a care home.   

“The 7 cases in Llandough are residential and do not relate to Llandough Hospital as any cases are marked against the patient’s residential address and not the hospital itself.”