The number of people with Covid-19 in hospital has fallen for the first time since Christmas Day.

1,954 patients with the disease are receiving treatment on wards.

The total number of people on wards has fallen from 2,020 yesterday morning.

It’s a 3 percent decrease on yesterday’s total, however in the past week the number has risen by 15 percenty.

In the past 24 hours there have been 115 admissions, while there were also 153 discharges associated with the disease – which is a new record.

202 people are being treated in ICU this afternoon with Covid 19, the highest figure to date.