LATEST: Record 11,182 new cases of virus confirmed
A record 11,182 new cases of Covid-19 were reported by the Department of Health this evening.
It is the highest number of cases reported on any one day since the pandemic began, overtaking the previous high of 8,248 reported on January 8 last.
In a statement, the department said it estimates 83% of cases are due to the Omicron variant.
There are 393 now patients with Covid-19 in hospitals around the country, a rise of three from yesterday.
Of these, 89 are being treated in intensive care units – a decline of nine from yesterday and the lowest number since November 9.