This week’s report highlights that, as at 9 January 2022, there have been 1,056,835 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 68,081 of these cases were recorded in the most recent week, a decrease of 40.4% from the previous week.
In the latest week, Omicron now accounts for in excess of 90% of COVID cases.
This week’s report also details that hospital and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admissions have increased, with the highest number of new admissions in those aged 80+.
The proportion of all people who were admitted to hospital within 14 days of a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive test has declined.
In the week ending 9 January 2022, there were 45 new admissions to ICUs for confirmed COVID-19. This is an increase of 80% from the previous week.