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Five more deaths and a further 1,771 positive cases as Covid vaccination push continues

There have been five further Covid-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland in the latest 24-hour period.

None of the deaths occurred in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough or in Newry, Mourne and Down but there was one in the Mid-Ulster District.

According to the official dashboard, there were a further 1,771 positive cases reported with 219 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

There were 174 positive cases in Newry, Mourne and Down while Mid-Ulster District recorded 136. Belfast had the highest with 300.

There are 388  people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus (up by 15), 43 of whom are in intensive care (an increase of two).

There are currently 11 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

The total number of deaths now stands at 2,328.

The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area accounts for 315 deaths overall; Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 179 while Mid-Ulster has registered 216 deaths.

Meanwhile, mobile vaccination clinics are continuing to deliver first doses including at the Quays, Newry, tomorrow (Thursday) from 2pm-8pm and at Killyman Parish Hall, 43 Trewmount Rd, Killyman, Dungannon, today (Wednesday) from 9am-4pm.

Vaccination is also available by appointment for the Moderna vaccine at around 50 participating community pharmacies and more pharmacies will be joining the programme.

Further details on pharmacy bookings are available on the Health and Care NI website(external link opens in a new window / tab).

People can also continue to get their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at any of Northern Ireland’s regional vaccination centres – www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern-ireland

 

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