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Five further Covid-related deaths and over 1,500 positive cases reported across NI in 24 hours

There have another five Covid-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths now stands at 2,856.

The ABC Borough accounts for 389- up one- fatalities. There have been 212 in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster accounts for 269- one more.

There have been a further 1,549 positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update. There have been 11,541 in the last seven days.

There were 131 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 173 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down – the second highest in NI- while Mid-Ulster recorded 131. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 252 positive cases.

There are 395  – up nine – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 35 – down one – of whom are in intensive care units.

Currently, there are 127 – up two  – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 85 – down one – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital.

There are 9 ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.

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

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