Just 549 new cases and 61 deaths with Covid in last 24-hours

Today’s bulletin (known to be ‘light’ on numbers due to less than full-speed-ahead testing over the weekend) has registered just 61 deaths with Covid-19 in the last 24-hours, and 549 new cases. It’s the lowest set of results for these ‘categories’ within the virus panorama for months, though 627 people are still in hospital ICUs. The ‘optimum figure’ seen for starting to ease lockdown restrictions has been given as ‘around 200’ people in ICUs.