There have been another three Covid-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths now stands at 2,945 – 24 of which occurred in the last seven days.
The ABC Borough accounts for 401 of those deaths. There have been 219 in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster accounts for 274.
There have been a further 1,887 – down 350 – positive cases recorded from 7,649 people tested in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update. There have been 12,768 positive cases in the last seven days.
There were 261 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – the second highest in NI. There were 163 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down while Mid-Ulster recorded 138. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 339 positive cases.
There are 312 – up three – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 34 – up two – of whom are in intensive care units.
A total of 192 Covid patients have been discharged in the last seven days while there have been 152 admissions during the same period.
Currently, there are 98 – up one – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 65 – no change – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital.
There are five ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.
Hospital occupancy in Northern Ireland currently stands at 104% – down 2%.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 clinic at South Lake Leisure Centre reopened its doors again today (Friday), for walk-in vaccinations.
The opening is part of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s accelerated booster campaign roll-out.
The vaccination centre at the leisure centre had closed recently after months spent helping the trust deliver first and second dose vaccinations.
Information on the vaccination centre opening times will be available on the Southern Health and Social Care Trust website and social media channels: https://southerntrust.hscni.net/