Covid-19 reproduction rate in North drops

The reproduction number for Covid-19 has dropped from 1.8 to 1.1 in Northern Ireland.

First Minister Arlene Foster says the decrease has been recorded over the past few weeks, after rising over the Christmas period.

The R number measures the infection rate of coronavirus.

A total of 1,205 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the North today, along with 22 deaths.