Most over-80s have now had both doses

Most of those in the over-80s age category in Northern Ireland have now had their second dose of coronavirus vaccine, the latest figures from Stormont show.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 3:29 pm
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With GPs now focussing on the roll-out of second doses , the numbers have increased dramatically in recent weeks.

With more than one million total doses now administered in Northern Ireland, 199,500 of that total is made up of second jabs.

For the over-80s, there have been 70,901 first doses and 44,647 second doses according to the latest figures from Stormont.

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Most health care workers have also had their second doses, with 135,127 first doses and 97,804 second doses administered.

Second doses have also begun for those aged between 65 and 79, and for those of all ages considered clinically extremely vulnerable to the virus.

Meanwhile, there were no further deaths of patients who previously tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland on Monday.

The death toll reported by the Department of Health remains at 2,129.

Another 97 cases of the virus were notified by the Department, bringing the total for the past seven days to 717 .

A total of 68 of the past week’s positive tests were for those in the over-60s age categories.

On Monday morning, there were 84 Covid-positive patients in hospital, of whom eight were in intensive care.