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Huge spike in Covid-related hospital admissions in last 24 hours – two more deaths

COVID Primary Care Centre

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

One of those deaths occurred in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough.

The rolling seven day total stands at 25 – down from 30 in the previous week.

According to the official dashboard, there were a further 1,305 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with 122 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 101 in Newry, Mourne and Down while Mid-Ulster District recorded 140. Belfast had 210 cases in the last 24 hours.

A total of 4,657 individuals were tested in that time.

There are 311 – an increase of 67 – people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 41 – no change – of whom are in an intensive care unit.

There are 62 – an increase of one – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 52 of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are nine patients in Daisy Hill.

There are currently six ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

Hospital occupancy currently stands at 103% of capacity.

The total number of deaths now stands at 2,230.

The number of positive cases in the last seven days stands at 9,063 – up from 8,272 on the previous week.

The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area accounts for 298 deaths overall. Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 172 deaths while Mid-Ulster has registered 210 deaths.

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