Meanwhile, there were no new deaths reported as being linked to the virus – although registry offices are generally closed at the weekend.
Figures published on Sunday showed that 1.6 percent of tests for Covid-19 came back as positive.
A total of 2,744,231 people have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine – an increase of 10,844 on the previous day.
And there are now 738,420 people who have received their second dose, a rise of 22,706 on Saturday’s total.
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