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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: One death and 252 new cases recorded


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There has been one coronavirus-related death recorded in Northern Ireland, with another 252 cases of Covid-19 reported on Monday.

The Department of Health Covid dashboard was down for a number of days due to technical difficulties, with figures confirming five deaths had been recorded between Tuesday and Saturday.

No further deaths were reported on Sunday.

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.

Coronavirus Data Graphs

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

There are currently 56 confirmed Covid outbreaks in care homes across NI. 

There are 246 inpatients in hospital with coronavirus, with three patients currently in intensive care units. Hospitals are presently at 103% occupancy, with seven hospitals operating over capacity. 

The latest vaccine statistics show, as of noon on Monday, there have been 3,877,971 total vaccinations administered in Northern Ireland.

This includes 1,428,626 first doses and 1,342,488 second doses.

The Department also confirmed 1,085,940 booster doses of the vaccine have been administered to date.

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