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One further Covid-related death since Friday as positive cases drop even further

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There has been one further Covid-related death reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland since Friday.

There have been none in the last 24 hours, according to the official dashboard.

As it stands, the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area accounts for 285 deaths overall. Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 165 deaths while Mid-Ulster has registered 205 deaths.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department now stands at 2,146.

There were a further 83 – 25 less than Friday – positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with 10 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 16 in Newry, Mourne and Down and Mid-Ulster District recorded three in that time.

A total of 1,567 individuals were tested.

There are 62 people – up two on Friday – in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, seven – down one on Friday – of whom are in intensive care units.

There are currently five – no change on Friday – patients in Craigavon Hospital – seven overall in the Southern Trust area.

There are currently 16 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

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