There have been 581 new cases of Covid reported in the last 24 hours.
There are 924 patients in hospital and 80 patients in intensive care.
27 people have died after testing positive for the virus.
1, 542, 929 have received first dose which is an increase of 26, 949 since yesterday.
Friday’s government briefing is being held by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, assisted by National Clinical Director Professor Jason Leitch.