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Twenty-six people in intensive care as four more die from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

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The Covid-19 death toll in Northern Ireland has risen to 422 after four more people passed away.

Two of the deaths happened since Wednesday with the other two being deaths that have now been recorded as Covid-19 related, the Department of Health has revealed.

There are now 26 people being treated in intensive care units in Northern Ireland with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19.

This is an increase of two since Wednesday.

There are 34 intensive care beds still available.

The figures also indicate there are 656 inpatients across 19 hospitals with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

A total of 4,886 people have been admitted to hospital since the pandemic began and 4,230 have been discharged.

There were 1,357 tests carried out on 1,054 people since Wednesday with 50 returning positive.

Cases and deaths by area:

Antrim and Newtownabbey: 335 cases and 38 deaths
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon: 403 cases and 46 deaths
Belfast: 1,217 cases and 128 deaths
Causeway Coast and Glens: 169 cases and 29 deaths
Derry City and Strabane: 155 cases and 20 deaths
Fermanagh and Omagh: 75 cases and 10 deaths
Lisburn and Castlereagh: 380 cases and 37 deaths
Mid and East Antrim: 271 cases and 33 deaths
Mid Ulster: 160 cases and 23 deaths
Newry, Mourne and Down: 237 cases and 29 deaths
Ards and North Down: 261 cases and 25 deaths

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