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Seven further Covid-related deaths as Craigavon Hospital sees increase of 13 patients in 24 hours

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There have been a further seven Covid-related death reported in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths now stands at 2,769. The ABC Borough accounts for 377 – no change – fatalities.

There have been 207 deaths – no increase – in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster also recorded one further death leaving the area’s total at 256 – an increase of two.

There have been a further 1,228 – up 200 – cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update.

There were 154 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – the second highest in NI. There were 84 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down, while Mid-Ulster recorded 104. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 229 positive cases.

A total of 2,348 individuals were tested in that time.

There are 395 – up 17 – people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 39 – down five – of whom are in intensive care units.

There are currently 114 – up 11– Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 93 – up 13 – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are eight ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.

Hospital occupancy in Northern Ireland currently stands at 107% – up 3%.

Read more: Craigavon Hospital ‘full to capacity’ as number of patients with Covid doubles in two weeks

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