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Further 22 Covid-related deaths in NI as Armagh GP hopes to have 300 patients vaccinated by end of week

Armagh city GP, Dr Frances O'Hagan administers the Covid vaccine to a patient

There were 22 further Covid-related deaths reported by the Department of Health today (Tuesday).

Today’s stats have not been made available on the official dashboard due to technical difficulties.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department now stands at 1,498.

Of the 22 fatalities, 18 happened within the current reporting period, from 10am on Monday to 10am on Tuesday, while the remaining four deaths occurred previously.

The are 751 Covid patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland, with 55 in intensive care and 38 requiring ventilation. Hospitals are at 99% occupancy.

A total of 149 care homes are dealing with outbreaks of the virus.

As of Monday evening, almost 92,000 people in Northern Ireland had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the BBC.

Armagh city GP, Dr Frances O’Hagan, began vaccinating people aged over 80 last week, expects to have administered the jab to more than 300 patients by the end of the week.

“We are ready to go… we will get those [vaccines] into patients’ arms as soon as they are given us,” she said.

 

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