Almost 50% reduction in Covid hospital admissions as DoH records 102 new infections but no new deaths

There has been a reduction of almost 50 per cent in the number of patients with Covid-19 being admitted to hospital over the last seven days.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:56 pm

In the seven days leading up to midnight on Wednesday there were 19 individuals admitted to hospital with Covid-19 - that's 18 fewer than number of admissions recorded over the previous seven day period.

The Department of Health (DoH) also recorded 102 new infections but no new deaths in the last 24 hours.

It means the total number of people to test positive for Covid in the last seven days and since the beginning of the pandemic is 626 and 120,702 respectively.

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There are currently seven people in Northern Ireland with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit.

The 102 new infections were detected in the following local government districts: Antrim and Newtownabbey - 14; Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon 14; Belfast City - seven; Causeway, Coast and Glens - 13; Derry City and Strabane - 21; Fermanagh and Omagh - two; Lisburn and Castlereagh - 7; Mid and East Antrim - six; Mid Ulster - nine; Newry, Mourne and Down - seven and unknown - two.

The Covid-19 death toll in Northern Ireland remains at 2,146.

As of midnight last night there were 67 inpatients with Covid-19 in hospitals across Northern Ireland.

Of these 67 inpatients seven are in an intensive care unit and five people are using ventilators.

Northern Ireland's hospital bed capacity is currently at 103 per cent.

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