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Eight Covid-19 deaths and 1,030 new cases

Eight further deaths of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 have been reported and a further 1,030 new cases have been diagnosed.

Nearly one in five of all new cases in the past week have been among children aged 10-14.

This morning there were 373 Covid-19 patients in hospital, with 31 in intensive care.

It is the second day in a row that eight deaths have been recorded. The death toll stands at 2,533.

There are outbreaks in 94 care homes across the north.

A total of 2,512,860 vaccines have been administered.

 

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