Merthyr Tydfil has the worst COVID-19 case rate in the United Kingdom, it has been revealed. This is despite Wales being in a 17 day firebreak lockdown that is due to come to an end on Monday.

Merthyr, with 741 cases per 100,000 people in the past week, has now moved above Oldham and Blackburn in Lancashire.

Nearly a third of people in the area tested currently have positive results.

Other areas of South Wales are causing concern, such as Rhondda Cynon Taf and Blaenau Gwent.