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Covid-19: Positive cases and hospital numbers increase but ICU patients remain at two

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

The total number of deaths now stands at 3,241 – 17 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 436 – up one – deaths to date; two of which occurred in the last seven days.

There have been 251 – up one – deaths in the Newry Mourne and Down district, two of which occurred in the past seven days, while Mid Ulster accounts for 307 deaths, one of which have occurred in the past seven days.

There were 2,683 – up from 2,669 on Tuesday – positive cases in the last 24 hours.

There have been 15,323 positive cases in the last seven days, which continues to represent an increase in the rolling average.

Within the past 24 hours, there were 231 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – the fifth highest in NI.

There were 204 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down (fifth lowest) while Mid Ulster, one again, recorded the lowest with 135. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 525 positive cases.

There are 481 – up from 467 – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus.

There have been 248 admissions in the last seven days, compared with 323 patients who have been discharged.

There are currently 108 – up eight – Covid patients in Southern Trust hospitals, 45 – up three – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are 15 – up four – in Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital. There are 34 –  up one – in South Tyrone Hospital.

There are two patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units. There are currently 20 ICU beds available.

Hospital capacity currently sits at 105% – up 1%.

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