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Three further Covid-related deaths in NI with almost 1,500 positive cases in 24 hours

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

According to the official dashboard, there were a further 1,467 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with 152 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 129 in Newry, Mourne and Down while Mid-Ulster District recorded 103. Belfast had 312 cases in the last 24 hours.

A total of 5,511 individuals were tested in that time.

There are 321 – an increase of 10 – people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 4o– one less – of whom are in an intensive care unit.

There are 61 – a decrease of one – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 52 of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are eight patients in Daisy Hill.

There are currently eight- two more than yesterday- ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

Hospital occupancy currently stands at 104% of capacity.

The total number of deaths now stands at 2,233.

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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