On average in the week to 6 March 147 patients with Covid were hospitalised each day. The figure is up 2% on the week. Yesterday the week-on-week rise was still 8%. In previous days figures of plus 23%, 20% and 21% were recorded.
On Saturday 141 patients were hospitalised. 173 were discharged.
1,879 patients are currently in hospital with Covid. 416 are in intensive care. 230 are on a ventilator.
In the week to 3 March on average 27 deaths a day were linked to Covid. The figure is up nearly 7% on the week.
On average during the last seven-day observation period, the week to 3 March, 2,345 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed each day. The figure is 3% down on the week. It’s the second day in a row the figure is slightly down.
On average 42,00 tests are carried out each day in the week to 3 March. The figure is up 6% on the week.
6.3% of tests came back positive.