The Welsh Government will consider whether stay at home coronavirus regulations can be lifted when ministers carry out a review next week.

Health minister Vaughan Gething told a press conference in Cardiff that the seven-day incidence rate across Wales had fallen to 50 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people – the lowest rate since mid-September.

The R number remains below one and the test positivity rate is 5.4%.

“Yesterday, there were fewer than 450 people with confirmed coronavirus in hospitals across Wales – that’s the lowest number since October 17,” Mr Gething said.

“As more people are vaccinated in Wales, we may be seeing a faster than anticipated fall in the number of people admitted to hospital.”

Mr Gething said ministers wanted to get rates of Covid-19 in Wales “as low as possible” before making any significant relaxation of restrictions.

Public Health Wales said a total of 967,042 first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine had now been given in Wales, an increase of 15,502 from the previous day.

The agency said 154,819 second doses had also been given, an increase of 15,374.

There have been a further 230 cases of coronavirus in Wales, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 204,692.

Public Health Wales reported another 12 deaths, taking the total in the country since the start of the pandemic to 5,378.