NI coronavirus infections up 34% in last seven days

The number of people to test positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days is 34 per cent more than what it was over the previous seven day period.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:52 pm

There were 198 more infections over the last seven days reported today than there were a week ago when the Department of Health (DoH) recorded 576 positive cases for the previous seven days.

However, it is worth noting that this rise in infections runs side-by-side an increase of more than 100 per cent in the number of individuals tested over the last seven days from 21,847 to 43,708.

The DoH also recorded an additional 112 new infections in the last 24 hours - there were no additional Covid-19 related deaths recorded.

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The total number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded by the DoH now stands at 2,129.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded by the DoH since the beginning of the pandemic remains unchanged at 2,129.

The total number of individuals to test positive since the beginning of the pandemic in Northern Ireland now stands at 118,476.

There were 25 admissions to hospital in the last seven days and there are currently 77 inpatients with Covid-19 across Northern Ireland.

There were, up until midnight on Monday, 110 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland; seven of which were occupied by patients with Covid-19; 67 occupied by patients with other conditions and 36 are unoccupied.

The hospital bed capacity across Northern Ireland currently stands at 99 per cent.

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