240 new infections detected and two additional Covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours

The Department of Health (DoH) has recorded 240 new infections and two additional Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:54 pm

The number of new infections represents an increase of more than 60 per cent when compared to data seven days ago on Tuesday March 2, 2021.

The new data also means the number of people to test positive for the virus in the last seven days and since the beginning of the pandemic to 1,269 and 114,029 respectively.

The two additional Covid-19 related deaths takes the death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,079.

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The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began last year now stands at 2,077. (Photo: PA Wire)

The deaths occurred in the local council areas of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon and Newry, Mourne and Down.

The two people to sadly pass away were both female and were both aged between 60 and 79 years-old.

The two deaths also occurred in a hospital setting.

The total number of Covid-19 inpatients up to midnight on Monday was 222 - this represents a drop of 32 per cent when compared to the number of Covid inpatients recorded seven days ago.

There are currently 119 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland; 32 of which are occupied by Covid-19 patients; 66 of which are occupied by patient with other conditions and 21 of which are unoccupied.

Northern Ireland's hospital bed capacity is currently at 93 per cent.

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