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No further deaths linked to Covid-19 but 99 new cases confirmed

The total number of deaths recorded by the Department of Health remains at 2,146
Digital Staff

No further deaths linked to Covid-19 have been recorded by the Department of Health in its latest daily update on the pandemic.

It means the total number of deaths recorded by the department remains at 2,146.

There are 72 confirmed Covid patients in hospital, with seven in intensive care, five of whom are on ventilators.

Bed occupancy in hospitals is 101 per cent. Five hospitals are operating beyond capacity; Antrim Hospital, Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, the Mater Hosptial in north Belfast, the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen and the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

The average seven-day infection rate per 100,000 is 33.2. Derry and Strabane remains the area with the highest rate on 100.9 while the lowest remains Ards and North Down on 4.4.

Latest vaccination figures show 950,778 first doses have been administered while 446,309 people have received a second dose. The total number of vaccinations to date is 1,397,087.

Meanwhile, there have been seven further deaths linked to Covid-19 in the Republic and an additional 418 confirmed cases.

Of those deaths, five occurred in April, one in February and one in January.

There are currently 137 patients in hospitals with the virus, of whom 37 are in intensive care units. The numbers in ICU have decreased by four in the past 24 hours.

As of Monday, a total of 1,621,870 doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered in the Republic of Ireland.

Some 1,174,292 people have received their first dose, while 447,578 people have received their second dose.

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