Live coronavirus updates as Vaughan Gething to give Welsh Government briefing

 Live coronavirus updates as Vaughan Gething to give Welsh Government briefing

Health minister Vaughan Gething is to lead the Welsh Government coronavirus briefing on Monday, January 25.

You can follow along here for live updates from 12.15pm.

It comes as case numbers and infection rates continue to fall across Wales.

The latest figures from Public Health Wales published on Sunday recorded 796 new cases of the virus across Wales. This marked the second time last week that the number of new cases had fallen below 1,000.

The Wales infection rate has also dropped to 245 cases per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to January 19.

Moving below a level of 300 cases for every 100,000 and remaining there over a sustained period is one of the key benchmarks for moving out of alert level four lockdown.

However, other measures watched by the Welsh Government suggest any change may not come quickly. The percentage of tests coming back positive is still significantly above the 10% benchmark.

A formal review of lockdown regulations in Wales is due to take place this week. The outcome will be announced by the First Minister on Friday.

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However, First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned there will only be “marginal” headro

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