The Health Minister says covid 19 hospitalisations have fallen below 500, which is a significant milestone.
Stephen Donnelly says there are 496 patients in hospital with the virus, as of 2pm today, down from 520 this morning.
Yesterday, 532 patients were in hospital with the virus.
Minister Stephen Donnelly's welcomed the news and says the hospital figures are trending in the right direction.
As of this afternoon, 40 patients are being treated for Covid-19 in ICU.