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6 Covid-19 deaths, 1,291 new cases

The highest number of new cases continue to be found among the 10 to 14 age group (18%)
Maeve Connolly

Six more people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 and 1,291 people have been diagnosed with the disease.

The highest number of new cases continue to be found among the 10 to 14 age group (18%).

The infection rate is 443 and the council area with the highest rate is Antrim and Newtownabbey (561) while Derry City and Strabane has the lowest infection rate (308.7).

There are 33 people with Covid-19 in ICU, of whom 26 are being ventilated, and overall there are 345 in-patients with Covid-19.

There are more patients than beds in hospitals across the north with 250 people awaiting admission.

There are outbreaks in 51 care homes.

The death toll stands at 2,675. Two of the six deaths recorded today occurred outside the most recent 24-hour reporting period.

Meanwhile, there have been a further 1,631 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said.

There are currently 503 people in hospital with the disease, with 101 of those in intensive care units.

Dr Glynn said there has been a 27% increase in the number of patients in hospital with the virus in the last two weeks.

There were 67 newly-notified deaths in the past week.

 

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