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Further 13 Covid deaths reported in NI – highest daily increase since early May

There are nine Covid patients currently at Lurgan hospital

There have been 13 further Covid-related deaths reported by the Department of Health today (Tuesday).

All occurred in the last 24 hours, according to the official dashboard, which has the overall total now at 671.

It is the highest daily increase since early May.

There were a further 722 cases reported in that timeframe, with 77 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon and a further 48 in Newry, Mourne and Down.

A total of 4,318 individuals were tested.

There are 360 people now in hospital – up 18 from Monday – as a result of the virus, 38 of whom are in intensive care units.

Fifty-nine patients are in Craigavon Area Hospital today – one less than yesterday. To date, 416 patients have been discharged from the Co. Armagh hospital.

There are also nine Covid inpatients at Lurgan Hospital and seven – up two – in Daisy Hill in Newry.

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