No more Covid deaths and 63 new cases

There have been no further deaths from Covid-19
Mairead Holland

THERE have been no further Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Health.

The latest figures show that 63 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the 24 hours up until yesterday afternoon.

The death toll remains at 2,153.

A total of 122,658 people in Northern Ireland have had a confirmed diagnosis since the pandemic began last March.

There have been fewer than 20 cases of the Indian variant in Northern Ireland, BBC News NI has reported.

The variant has caused concern in recent weeks, with the fear it can spread more quickly than other variants.

According to the latest vaccination figures released yesterday, a total of 1,702,304 vaccinations have been administered in Northern Ireland.

In the Republic, meanwhile, there were 374 confirmed cases of Covid-19, as of yesterday afternoon.

Ninety-nine people are in hospital, of whom 35 are in intensive care.

The country's death toll remains at 4,941.

On Saturday, the country's chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said he was shocked by the crowds that had gathered in parts of Dublin city centre, likening the scenes in some streets to "a major open air party".

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