The overall number of Covid-19 outbreaks reduced in the week to last Saturday, new figures show. There were 174 outbreaks, compared with 203 the previous week.
An outbreak is two or more linked cases. Nineteen workplace outbreaks led to 88 confirmed linked cases, while 13 nursing home outbreaks led to 123 confirmed linked cases.
There were 10 outbreaks in acute hospitals, resulting in 37 confirmed linked cases. Three school outbreaks were reported, with 15 confirmed linked cases.