Covid-19 inpatients up by six as DoH records two additional deaths in last 24 hours

There are six more inpatients with Covid-19 in hospitals across Northern Ireland than there were yesterday, latest data in the Department of Health (DoH) Covid-19 dashboard shows.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 2:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 2:54 pm

Of the 76 inpatients with Covid-19, eight are currently in intensive care unit (ICU) beds.

The DoH also recorded two additional Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

The two people to sadly pass away were male.

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There are seventy-seven inpatients with Covid-19 - that's seven more than yesterday.

One of the deceased was from the Belfast City Council area and one was from the Mid-Ulster area.

Both deaths occurred in a hospital setting.

One of the men to sadly die was aged between 60 and 79 and the other man was aged 80 or older.

It takes the total number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,132.

The DoH also recorded a significant rise in new infections with 159 individuals testing positive for the virus in the last seven days.

The total number of individuals to test positive in the last seven days and since the beginning of the pandemic to 833 and 118,732 respectively.

Hospital bed capacity is currently at 103 per cent.

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