Wearing face coverings will be mandatory in shops and other enclosed spaces from this Monday (10th August) .
Face coverings to be made mandatory indoors in Northern Ireland from Monday 10th August 2020
There have been 43 new infections, taking the total to 6,049. This compares to just 18 over the previous five days.
Health minister Robin Swann said the latest figure “underlines the fact that the threat from the virus remains very real”.
“If anyone still thinks COVID-19 is going to fade away, let them think again.”
R represents how many people someone with COVID-19 will, on average, pass the disease on to.