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One more Covid-related death in NI as number of positive cases drops significantly

The person who died was from the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area

There has been one further Covid-related death reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland today (Sunday).

The deceased passed away within the past 24 hours, according to the official dashboard.

The person who died was from the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area. It now accounts for 285 deaths overall. Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 165 deaths and Mid-Ulster 202.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department stands at 2,129.

There were a further 89 – down 57 – positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with 13 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There was also a further seven in Newry, Mourne and Down and another three in Mid-Ulster.

A total of 1,346 individuals were tested.

There are 84 people – two less than yesterday – in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, eight – two less than Saturday – of whom are in intensive care units.

There are currently 22 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

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