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Positive Covid cases on the rise but hospital numbers decline in last 24 hours

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There have been no further Covid-related deaths reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland today (Tuesday).

According to the official dashboard there were a further 187 – up 54 – positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with 14 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 23 in Newry, Mourne and Down – the third highest in NI – while Mid-Ulster District recorded 11.

A total of 2,605 individuals were tested.

There are 13 – three less than yesterday – people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, none of whom are in an intensive care unit.

There are still two Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, one of whom is in Craigavon Area Hospital, the other in St Luke’s, Armagh

There are currently 17 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department stands at 2,155.

The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area accounts for 285 deaths overall. Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 168 deaths while Mid-Ulster has registered 206 deaths.

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