Another 18 people have died in Northern Ireland due to Covid-19, the highest single daily increase.
It brings the total number of hospital fatalities to 158.
The figure does not include deaths from Covid-19 in nursing homes or other non-hospital settings.
Details of estimated nursing home deaths are expected to be published tomorrow.
Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency says there are 113 new confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total to 2,201.