Covid-19 transmission beginning to plateau as one additional death and 164 new infections detected in last 24 hours

The Department of Health (DoH) recorded one additional Covid-19 related death and 164 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 2:53 pm

The man who sadly passed away was aged 80 or older and was from the Mid and East Antrim council area.

It takes the Covid-19 death toll to 2,100 since the pandemic began last year.

The DoH also recorded a further 164 new infections.

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The Department of Health has recored 2,100 Covid-19 related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

It means the total number of individuals to test positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days and since the pandemic began is 1,208 and 115,181 respectively.

There were 176 inpatients with Covid-19 at midnight on Monday - when compared to the data for this time last week, it reveals there were 75 more inpatients in hospitals last Tuesday than there were up until midnight on Monday.

There are 109 intensive care unit (ICU) beds; 18 are occupied by patients with Covid; 69 occupied by patients with other conditions and 22 are unoccupied.

Hospital bed capacity is currently at 96 per cent throughout Northern Ireland.


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