Ten new cases of Covid in the North today has brought the number of positive Covid-19 tests beyond 6,000.
It comes as three businesses this week in Newcastle, County Down, reported outbreaks of Covid-19 among staff.
One of the businesses Kent Amusements, located on the Central Promenade, announced on social media it was closing until further notice.
The new figures from the department also show that there have been no new recorded deaths in Northern Ireland.
The figure for the total number of deaths remains at 556.
There are currently two intensive care beds being occupied by Covid-19 patients, with one patient on a ventilator.