Almost 130 fewer patients with Covid-19 in NI hospitals today than this time last week

There were almost 130 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals throughout Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours than there were at the same time seven days ago.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 19th February 2021, 2:54 pm

On Friday February 12 the Department of Health (DoH) reported the total number of Covid-19 inpatients was 530.

However, seven days later, on Friday February 19 the DoH reported a drop of 128 to 403 inpatients with Covid-19.

The DoH also recorded five new Covid related deaths and 313 new infections in the last 24 hours.

More than 110,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic almost a year ago.

It takes the Covid-19 related death-toll from the beginning of the pandemic to 2,026.

Four of the five new deaths occurred in the last 24 hours while one occurred outside of this time but was recorded for the first time.

The five deaths occurred in the following local council areas: Mid Ulster (one); Causeway, Coast and Glens (one) and Newry, Mourne and Down (three).

Four of the deceased were male and one was female.

Three of those to sadly pass away were aged between 60 and 79 and two were 80 years-old or older.

Four of the deaths occurred in a hospital setting and one occurred in a residential/care home setting.

The DoH also recorded 142 intensive care unit (ICU) beds throughout Northern Ireland of which 49 were occupied by patients with Covid-19; 60 were occupied by patients with non-Covid conditions and 33 are unoccupied.

The latest DoH data also shows there were 313 new infections in the last 24 hours.

This means that the total number of infections in the last seven days and since the pandemic started last year are now 2,072 and 110,440 respectively.

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