Nine more people have died in Northern Ireland as a result of contracting Covid-19, health officials have confirmed.
840 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed in the North.
In its latest Covid-19 update, the NI Department of Health also stated that 3,722 people were tested for the virus in the space of 24 hours, with a positivity rate of nearly 23%.
There are currently 352 people in Northern Irish hospitals with the virus, 44 of whom are in intensive care units (ICUs).
The Department of Health #COVID19 dashboard has been updated with latest data.— Department of Health (@healthdpt) October 28, 2020
840 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Sadly, a further 9 deaths have been reported. https://t.co/YN16dmGzhv pic.twitter.com/vWYy9UWsrH
Of all ICU beds available in the North, just 13 remain unoccupied.
The NI Department of Health also says that in total, there are 2,979 hospital beds occupied in the North — nearly 300 more than the normal capacity of the health system there.