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Three Covid-19 deaths and 1,101 new cases diagnosed

There are 32 people with Covid-19 receiving specialist care in ICU, 25 of whom are on ventilators
Digital Staff

Three more people have died after contracting Covid-19 and a further 1,101 people have tested positive for the disease in the past 24 hour reporting period.

The death toll has risen to 2,181 since the pandemic began last year.

There are 32 people with Covid-19 receiving specialist care in ICU, 25 of whom are on ventilators.

There are outbreaks in 85 care homes - up from 80 yesterday.

In total there are 232 people in hospital who have tested positive for coronavirus. Four hospitals are operating over capacity.

Belfast council area recorded the highest number of new cases, accounting for a fifth of all cases, while Ards and North Down recorded the fewest.

The figures have bene released as the Office for National Statistics revealed that one in 65 people in Northern Ireland has Covid-19.

Covid-19 infections are continuing to rise in Northern Ireland, England and Wales, though there are signs the rate of increase in England might have slowed, new figures suggest.

Around one in 65 people in private households in Northern Ireland had Covid-19 in the week to July 24, up from 170 in the previous week, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The same rate was recorded in England, up from one in 75 in the previous week. In both Northern Ireland and England this is the highest level since the week to January 30.

One in 65 is the equivalent of around 856,200 people, up from an estimated 741,700 people in the previous week.

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