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No further Covid-19 deaths recorded but 84 new cases confirmed

Northern Ireland’s seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 people now stands at 41.9.

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Health officials say testing centres will remain open throughout the Easter weekend (PA)

Health officials say testing centres will remain open throughout the Easter weekend (PA)

Health officials say testing centres will remain open throughout the Easter weekend (PA)

A further 84 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.

But no new deaths linked to the virus were reported by Stormont’s Department of Health in the latest 24-hour period.

The total death toll from the virus remains at 2,116.

Some 788 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the past seven days.

That brings the total number of positive cases to 117,587.

Northern Ireland’s seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 41.9.

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Mid-Ulster recorded the highest rate at 75.9, while Ards and North Down had the lowest rate at 27.3.

Hospital occupancy is now 96%.

There are 16 people being treated in intensive care, but the total number of patients in hospital is not known due to a technical issue with the Department of Health’s Covid-19 dashboard.

The Public Health Agency has appealed to anyone who develops symptoms of the virus over the Easter weekend to book a test as soon as possible.

Testing centres will remain open each day.


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