THE number of coronavirus cases in the Vale of Glamorgan increased by 443 over the weekend, official figures show.

A total of 15,721 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in the Vale of Glamorgan when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on October 18 (Monday), up from 15,278 on Friday.

Public Health Wales said that cases reported on Mondays will be for a 48-hour period so are likely to be much higher than the usual 24-hour figures.

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The rate of infection in the Vale of Glamorgan now stands at 11,620 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the Wales average of 12,672.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 136,217 over the period, to 8,497,868.