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Three more Covid deaths reported in NI as Craigavon Hospital discharge 10 patients in 24 hours

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There have been three further Covid-related deaths reported by the Department of Health today (Tuesday).

Two of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, with the other just outside that timeframe, according to the official dashboard, which has the overall total now at 624.

There were a further 913 cases reported in that timeframe, with 66 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, and a further 44 in Newry, Mourne and Down.

A total of 4,267 individuals were tested.

There are 286 people now in hospital – up 25 from Monday – as a result of the virus, 29 of whom are in intensive care units.

Fifty-seven patients are in Craigavon Area Hospital today – seven less than yesterday. To date, 373 patients have been discharged from the Co. Armagh hospital – 10 in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Newry, Mourne and Down Council has announced its campsites and services for touring caravans must close until further notice.

They said services can be provided in emergency situations and that their country parks and forest parks remain open.

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