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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Four deaths and 263 positive cases reported

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Changes to testing from Friday Photo: PA

Changes to testing from Friday Photo: PA

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Changes to testing from Friday Photo: PA

The Department of Health has reported another four people have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

Another 263 positive cases were also reported in the past 24 hours.

Northern Ireland’s death toll has reached 3,445 since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of eight people have died in the past seven days after contracting the virus.

There has been 1,771 positive cases in the last week, down from 2,135 in the previous seven days.

Coronavirus Data Graphs

The figures were compiled in the 24 hours up to 10am on Thursday.

Those with Covid-19 symptoms in Northern Ireland are no longer required to take a PCR test from April 22, with testing sites closing from this date.

Therefore, statistics may not provide an up-to-date reflection of the prevalence of the virus.

Hospital occupancy is at 106%. There are three Covid-19 confirmed patients in intensive care – two of those placed on a ventilator.

A total of 57 Covid patients have been admitted to hospital in the last seven days, compared to 85 the previous week.

And 48 care homes are dealing with an outbreak of the virus.

As of 11am on Thursday, a total of 3,891,101 vaccines have been administered.


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