538 patients are in critical care wards. The figure is down sharply (116) on the previous day.
244 patients were discharged. So far 12,980 people have left hospital after recovering from coronavirus.
A further 80 deaths were reported: 37 in hospital, 43 in care homes. 8,415 people have died with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.
639 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday taking the total to 51,420.