LATEST: 1,126 new cases of virus confirmed as more admitted to hospital
A further 1,126 people have contracted the coronavirus, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
The number of people currently being treated for Covid-19 in hospital has risen to 123, an increase of 18. Some 22 patients are now in ICU, an increase of one.
Over 5.5 million vaccines have been administered in the country, with 83% of the eligible population now partially vaccinated and over 68% fully vaccinated.