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Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 442 new cases in Northern Ireland

Another eight people have died after contracting Covid-19
Digital Staff

Another eight people have died in the north after testing positive for Covid-19, the Department of Health has said.

There have now been 962 coronavirus related deaths since the pandemic began, according to the department.

In hospitals, 442 patients have tested positive for Covid-19, with 39 of these being in intensive care beds and 33 on ventilators.

Bed occupancy in the north's hospitals is at 99 per cent. Five hospitals are operating beyond capacity.

There are 139 care homes with confirmed outbreaks.

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