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Two Covid-19 deaths, 98 new cases

There were another 98 confirmed cases of the virus reported today
Maeve Connolly

Two further coronavirus related deaths have been recorded, while an additional 98 people have tested positive.

The death toll is now 2,123 according to the Department of Health.

There are 102 people in hospital with Covid-19 and 12 of them are in ICU with nine being ventilated.

Coronavirus clusters are present in five care homes.

Bed occupancy in the north's hospitals is at 101%, and five hospitals are operating over capacity. They are the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Antrim Area Hospital, Enniskillen's South West Acute Hospital and Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.

The rolling seven-day case rate is 28.4 per 100,000 of the population for the dates April 1-7, down from 49.2 in the previous seven days. Derry City and Strabane council area has the highest rate (57.1) while Fermanagh and Omagh has the lowest rate (7.7).

In the same period 535 new cases were reported, down from 926, and 34 people were admitted to hospital with Covid-19, down from 52.

Meanwhile, 973,182 vaccines have been administered to date, 799,410 of which were first doses and 173,772 were second doses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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