There have been two further Covid-related deaths reported in Northern Ireland today (Thursday).
The total number of deaths now stands at 2,881.
The ABC Borough accounts for 393 fatalities. There have been 212 in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster accounts for 273.
There have been a further 2,272 positive cases recorded from 6,738 people tested in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update. There have been 12,112 in the last seven days.
There were 273 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 298 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down – the second highest in NI – while Mid-Ulster recorded 197. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 398 positive cases.
There are 324 – down eight – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 30 – the same – of whom are in intensive care units. A total of 236 Covid patients have been discharged in the last seven days.
Currently, there are 106 – down four – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 58 – down one – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital.
There are 14 ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.
Hospital occupancy in Northern Ireland currently stands at 104% – the same as yesterday.