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Two further Covid-related deaths in NI as Southern Trust sees further reduction in virus patients

There have been two further Covid-related death reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland today (Thursday).

The figures for the past 24 hours are according to the official dashboard.

The ABC Borough accounts for 284 deaths overall. Both Newry, Mourne and Down District and Mid-Ulster accounts for 165 – up one – and 201 of those deaths respectively.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department stands at 2,123.

There were a further 98 – up 10 – positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with eight in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There was also a further eight in Newry, Mourne and Down and another 11 in Mid-Ulster.

A total of 1,913 individuals were tested.

There are 102 people – five more than yesterday – in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 12 of whom are in intensive care units.

There are 15 – two less than yesterday – Covid patients in the Southern Trust hospitals, eight of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital.

There are currently 17 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

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