Eight more people have died with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health reports.
493 new cases of the virus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.
There has now been a total of 724 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland.
379 people with Covid-19 are in hospitals across Northern Ireland with 52 of these being in intensive care beds.
Schools in the region reopened today following an extended mid-term break as part of the NI lockdown on 19th October. New safety measures are being introduced this week, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings for post-primary students on school transport.