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One further Covid-related death in NI with positive cases up 45 on yesterday

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

It occurred in the Mid Ulster area according to the official dashboard.

As it stands, the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area accounts for 285 deaths overall. Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 165 deaths and Mid-Ulster now accounts for 205.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department still stands at 2,136.

There were a further 124 – up 45 – positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with nine in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There was also a further 11 in Newry, Mourne and Down and another 15 in Mid-Ulster.

A total of 2,534 individuals were tested.

There are 71 people – two more than yesterday – in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, nine – up one on Sunday – of whom are in intensive care units.

There are nine – no change from Monday – Covid patients in Southern Trust hospitals; four of whom are in Craigavon.

There are currently 23 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

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