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Covid-19: Seven day average for positive cases increases but ICU numbers remain low

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

The total number of deaths now stands at 3,220 – 22 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 248 – up one – deaths in the Newry Mourne and Down district, four of which occurred in the past seven days, while Mid Ulster accounts for 305 deaths, four of which have occurred in the past seven days.

There were 2,408 – up from 2,407 on Wednesday – positive cases in the last 24 hours.

There have been 14,240 positive cases in the last seven days – which brings to an end (slightly) a the decreasing trend from the last number of weeks.

Within the past 24 hours, there were 220 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – the fifth highest in NI.

There were 167 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down (fourth lowest) while Mid Ulster recorded the lowest with 112. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 448 positive cases.

There are 483 – up from 477 on Wednesday – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus.

There have been 228 admissions in the last seven days, compared with 353 patients who have been discharged.

There are currently 106 – no change – Covid patients in Southern Trust hospitals, 44 – no change – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are 12 – down one – in Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital. There are 36 –  up one – in South Tyrone Hospital.

There are five – no change – patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units. There are currently 16 ICU beds available.

Hospital capacity currently sits at 104% – down 3%.

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