Covid-19: Five more deaths as 5,023 new cases recorded
Another five people have died after contracting Covid-19, the Department of Health has confirmed.
It takes the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,077.
There were 5,023 cases recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period.
In hospitals, 21 patients in intensive care have tested positive for Covid-19. Of these, 18 are on ventilation.
Hospitals in the north are over capacity by 121 beds.
Today's figures were released after US drugmaker Pfizer announced it has begun a study comparing its original Covid-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious Omicron variant.