Ceredigion is one of seven Welsh counties that has not recorded a single new case of Covid-19 today, according to official figures.

Ceredigion, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Vale of Glamorgan have all recorded zero new cases today, according to data released this lunchtime by Public Health Wales.

Elsewhere, Powys and Carmarthenshire have both recorded two new cases today with Gwynedd and Pembrokeshire recording one new case each.

53 new cases in total have been recorded in Wales today with two new deaths, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 5,542.

The current rate of infection in Wales stands at 15.4 cases per 100,000 population, maintaining a downward trend with infection rates nationwide in January standing at over 282 cases per 100,000.

The First Minister has announced that six people from different households can meet outdoors from Saturday, the Welsh Government has announced, in a relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes have also got the green light to reopen outdoors only from Monday.

It comes as cases of new Covid-19 infections continue to fall, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed yesterday.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the Covid-19 outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Welsh Government has announced that six people (not including children under 11 years old or carers) be able to meet outdoors from Saturday, 24 April, without a restriction on the number of households. The current rule states that six people from two households can meet outdoors.

“People should observe social distancing when meeting with others from outside their household or support bubble.

“The rules on meeting other people indoors remain unchanged.

“In addition, Welsh Government confirmed that outdoor hospitality can resume on Monday, 26 April.”