LATEST: Hospital Covid numbers at lowest level this year as over 12,000 new cases confirmed
The number of people with Covid-19 in hospital has fallen to the lowest level this year.
The welcome news was confirmed as the Department of Health reported 6,061 new PCR-confirmed cases of Covid and 6,814 people registered a positive antigen test.
There were 610 patients with the virus being treated in hospital as of 8am, which is a reduction of 20 since the same time yesterday.
This compares to a figure of 896 on this day two weeks ago and 708 last Thursday.
Today’s number represents the lowest level since 29 December, when there were 568 people with Covid in hospital.