Eight additional Covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours - 822 new infections detected - Ulster Hospital only hospital in NI without ICU beds

Eight people have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for Covid-19, the Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed.
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Six of the deceased were male and three female.

Three of those who died were 80 years-old or more and the five other people were aged between 60 and 79 years-old.

All eight deaths occurred in hospitals in the following local government districts: Belfast City Council (one); Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (two); Lisburn and Castlereagh (three); Newry Mourne and Down (one) and Mid Ulster (one).

Critical Care Complex of the Ulster Hospital at Dundonald.Critical Care Complex of the Ulster Hospital at Dundonald.
Critical Care Complex of the Ulster Hospital at Dundonald.
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It takes the overall death-toll to 688 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The DoH also recorded a further 822 new infections in the last 24 hours taking the total number of people to test positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days to 5,947.

There are more ICU beds available today than yesterday - of the 110 ICU beds in Northern Ireland, 19 are unoccupied.

There are currently 44 Covid-19 patients in ICUs across Northern Ireland.

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The Ulster Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Ireland without any unoccupied ICU beds.

There are also 39 Covid-19 patients currently on ventilators.

The number of inpatients with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland has risen by nine to 361 in the last 24 hours.