Covid NI latest: Single death as Ulster continues pandemic recovery

There was one recorded fatality reported by heath authorities over the weekend linked to Covid-19, as the Province’s recovery from the pandemic continues.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 10:19 pm
The second spike in detail (DoH)

On Saturday the Department of Health reported no deaths of individuals linked to Covid-19, and one such death on Sunday.

It continues a pattern of few-to-zero coronavirus deaths which has been the status quo in Northern Ireland since mid-March.

Since the 12th of that month, the daily death toll has ranged from nought to three – way down from the peak of the first spike (April 22, 2020) when there were 19 deaths recorded in one day, or the peak of the second spike (January 17, 2021) when 29 deaths were recorded in one day.

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The department also said that hospital admissions are continuing to drop, with just 25 inpatient admissions linked to Covid in the latest seven-day period.

When the virus was at its worst in mid-to-late January, there were 109 admissions in one day, with the peak number of Covid patients in hospital at any one time being 1,051.

Meanwhile, the vaccination programme continues apace; at time of writing, Department of Health figures showing that just under 938,000 people in the Province had received their first vaccine dose, and almost 427,000 had received their second one.

In addition, the department claims that 100% of people aged 80 or over in the Province have now been vaccinated, along with over 95% of all people aged between 60 and 80.

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