Second day in row a NI council area records eight Covid deaths in 24 hours

A second Northern Ireland council area has recorded eight Covid related deaths within 24 hours recently.
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On Thursday, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon council area report eight deaths and then on Friday Newry, Mourne and Down council area reported the same.

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It takes the total number of deaths in the Newry, Mourne and Down council area since the beginning of the pandemic to 132.

The total number of Covid deaths in NI now according to DoH IS 1,814.The total number of Covid deaths in NI now according to DoH IS 1,814.
The total number of Covid deaths in NI now according to DoH IS 1,814.
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In total, the Department of Health (DoH) recorded 22 additional Covid-19 related deaths in the 24 hours to 10.00am on Friday.

It means the total number of lives lost to Covid in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began is now 1,814.

The 22 deaths occurred in the following local government districts: Belfast (three); Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (five); Antrim and Newtownabbey (one); Mid and East Antrim (one); Mid Ulster (one); Newry, Mourne and Down (eight); Lisburn and Castlereagh (one) and unknown (one).

Twelve of the individuals to sadly pass away were female and 10 were male.

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Eight of those to die were aged between 60 and 79 while the remaining 14 people to die were aged 80 or older.

Twenty-one of the 22 deaths occurred in a hospital setting and one in a residential/care home setting.

The DoH also recorded a 13 per cent increase in the number of daily infections (669) from the day before (Thursday January 28, 2021),

The total number of people to test positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland in the last seven days and since the pandemic began is 3,991 and 103,079 respectively.

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There are currently 745 inpatients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland.

Of these 745 inpatients, 67 of them are currently receiving care in specialist intensive care units (ICUs).

There are 56 patients in ICUs without Covid-19 and 39 ICU beds are currently unoccupied.

The hospital bed capacity throughout Northern Ireland is currently 92 per cent.


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