Sixteen more people with Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, health officials there have confirmed.
Eleven of the deaths took place in the past 24 hours, while the other five fatalities were recorded outside the latest reporting period.
The NI Covid-19 death toll now stands at 1,763.
550 new cases of the virus have also been reported to the NI Department of Health.
In the last week alone, 4,583 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in the North.
The Department of Health #COVID19 dashboard has been updated.— Department of Health (@healthdpt) January 26, 2021
550 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Sadly, a further 16 deaths have been reported (5 outside the 24 hour period).https://t.co/YN16dmGzhv pic.twitter.com/pO1uYLGaH6
There are currently 819 patients in Northern Irish hospitals with Covid-19 - 68 of whom are in intensive care units (ICUs).
48 patients are using ventilators.
Hospitals in Northern Ireland are now operating at 95 percent occupancy, with 31 ICU beds available.