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Covid-19: Cases back up over 4,000 as hospitals number increase

Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry

There have been six further Covid-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

The total number of deaths now stands at 3,055 – 33 of which occurred in the last seven days.

The ABC Borough accounts for 412 – up one – of those deaths. There have been 230 in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster accounts for 282.

There have been a further 4,081 – up 1,206 – positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update. There have been 24,348 positive cases in the last seven days.

There were 539 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – the second highest in NI. There were 323 cases in Mid Ulster while Newry, Mourne and Down recorded 498. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 728 positive cases.

There are 412 – up 18 since yesterday – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 28 – no change – of whom are in intensive care units.

A total of 308 Covid patients have been discharged in the last seven days while there have been 203 admissions during the same period.

Currently, there are 114 – up four – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 78 – up seven – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are 18 in Daisy Hill Hospital.

There are 18 ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.

Hospital occupancy in Northern Ireland currently stands at 104% – up 1%.

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