113 more people test positive for Covid-19 and NO deaths in last 24 hours

Another 113 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in NI in the last 24 hours.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:25 pm

That number rises to 621 for the last seven days.

There have been no more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the dashboard.

A total of 2,148 people have died with Covid-19 in NI.

There were two deaths with Covid-19 in the past seven days.

And there are now 50 people being treated for Covid-19 in our hospitals.

There are four patients being treated for Covid-19 in ICU.

There are now six cases of Covid-19 in NI Care Homes.

A member of the public receives an injection of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

The news comes as it is revealed that people aged 38 to 39 in England will be able to book Covid-19 vaccinations from Thursday morning.

NHS sources told the PA news agency that the vaccine rollout will continue to younger age groups, with the aim of giving all adults at least once dose by the end of July.

People under 40 are being offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

This is due to the link between the AstraZeneca jab and extremely rare blood clots, including some affecting the brain.

As of Tuesday, 35.6 million first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been given in the UK, with a further 18 million second doses.

More details on booking vaccinations are expected later on Wednesday.