Covid-19: Single daily death follows March mini-spike

A single additional death linked to Covid-19 was reported today by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:28 pm
The most up-to-date data trend on Covid fatalities in NI

The department’s running chart of deaths shows that in the 24-hour period prior to today, there were no deaths at all in the Province linked to coronavirus – for the first time since October 10 last year.

The overall trend is positive; numbers of fatalities remain way down compared with the Province’s peak of 29 deaths in one day, recorded on January 17.

Nevertheless, the emergence of a mini-spike in deaths from March 3 to 10 (with seven deaths logged on the latter date) illustrates the potential for numbers to rebound and grow.

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Meanwhile the vaccine program continues apace, with 684,097 vaccines issued (629,461 first doses, 54,636 second ones).

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