The Department of Health has been notified of 315 new cases of Covid-19.

There are 62 people with the virus in hospital. The number of people with the disease in ICU is 22, unchanged from yesterday.

Limited data is available on the virus as a result of last month's cyber attack on the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health says daily case numbers may change due to future data review and validation.

Meanwhile, the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme enters a new phase next week, when around 1,000 community pharmacists will begin administering vaccine doses.

Pharmacists will begin to receive vaccine deliveries from tomorrow.

They will be administering the Janssen single-dose vaccine to people aged 50 and over, who have not been vaccinated yet.

The initial commitment is the distribution of 60,000 vaccines to participating pharmacists.

The vaccines will be distributed in boxes of 50 for each of the roughly 1,000 pharmacies across the country who are partaking in the campaign.

People do not need to register online for the service but will need to book a vaccine appointment with a participating pharmacist.

People can talk to their local pharmacist, or will be able to check the list of participating pharmacies on the Health Service Executive website.

The HSE has said that from Tuesday, national and local advertising campaigns will start highlighting that pharmacists are getting involved in the roll-out.

It also said that registration for a vaccine for people in their 30s will open shortly.

At present, the vaccine portal is open for people aged between 40 and 69 to book a vaccine.

Northern Ireland today reported no deaths but 70 new Covid-19 cases.