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Covid-19: Patients in intensive care lowest since pre-Christmas as cases remain high

Craigavon hospital ICU

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

The total number of deaths now stands at 3,120 – 31 of which occurred in the last seven days.

The ABC Borough accounts for 419 of those deaths. There have been 237 – up one – in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster accounts for 290.

The ABC borough has recorded four deaths in the last seven days, while Newry, Mourne and Down reported one. There have been three in Mid Ulster.

There have been a further 4,769 – up 147 – positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update. There have been 28,293 positive cases in the last seven days.

There were 733 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon – still the second highest in NI. There were 403 cases in Mid Ulster while Newry, Mourne and Down recorded 447. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 909 positive cases.

There are 357 – up 20 – patients in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 13 – down eight – of whom are in intensive care units.

A total of 263 Covid patients have been discharged in the last seven days while there have been 169 admissions during the same period.

Currently, there are 90 – up five – Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 56 – no change – of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are 11 – up three – in Daisy Hill Hospital.

There are 15 ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.

Hospital occupancy in Northern Ireland currently stands at 105% – up 1%.

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