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Covid-19: Cases up over 24 hours but seven day average continues to drop

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

The total number of deaths now stands at 3,213 – 19 of which occurred in the last seven days, according to the Department of Health’s daily dashboard.

The Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon borough has recorded 434 deaths to date; four of which occurred in the last seven days.

There have been 246 deaths in the Newry Mourne and Down district, two of which occurred in the past seven days, while Mid Ulster accounts for 305 deaths, five of which have occurred in the past 24 hours.

There were 2,567 – up from 1,908 on Monday – positive cases in the last 24 hours.

There have been 14,457 positive cases in the last seven days, which continues to represent a reduction on the weekly average.

Within the past 24 hours, there were 239 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – the fourth highest in NI.

There were 208 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down (seventh highest) while Mid Ulster recorded the second lowest with 137. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 494 positive cases.

There are 473 – up from 454 on Monday – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus.

aThere have been 210 admissions in the last seven days, compared with 376 patients who have been discharged.

There are currently 108 – up 10 – Covid patients in Southern Trust hospitals, 49 – up from 43 – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are 12 – up from nine – in Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital. There are 33 –  up two– in South Tyrone Hospital.

There are five – down from six – patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units. There are currently 19 ICU beds available.

Hospital capacity currently sits at 107% – up 2%.

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