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Six further Covid-related deaths and 1,462 positive cases in past 24 hours

There have been a further six Covid-related death reported in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths now stands at 2,782. The ABC Borough accounts for 377 – no change – fatalities.

There have been 209 deaths– increase of two – in the NMD district, while Mid Ulster also saw an increase with the area’s total at 257- up one.

There have been a further 1,462 – down 303 – cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health’s latest daily dashboard update.

There were 145 positive cases in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 129 cases in Newry, Mourne and Down, while Mid-Ulster recorded 163– the third highest in NI. Belfast – the highest in NI – recorded 197 positive cases.

A total of 3,824 individuals were tested in that time.

There are 387 – down 17 – people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, 37 – up one – of whom are in intensive care units.

There are currently 122 – the same– Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, 97 of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital. There are 11 ICU beds available across Northern Ireland.

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

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