NI Covid-19 deaths down 50% in one week

The number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded by the Department of Health (DoH) has decreased by 50 per cent over the last seven days.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 2:50 pm

The DoH Covid-19 dashboard shows 14 Covid related deaths recorded in the last seven days however 28 Covid related deaths were recorded for the previous seven day period.

The DoH recorded a further two additional Covid related deaths in the last 24 hours.

The total number of Covid deaths recorded in Northern Ireland is now 2,068.

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The DoH recorded 14 Covid related deaths in Northern Ireland in the last seven days.

The two people to sadly pass away were both male, one was aged between 60 and 79 and the other was aged 80 or over.

The deaths occurred in hospital settings in the local council areas of Belfast and Ards and North Down.

The DoH also recorded an additional 166 new infections in the last 24 hours.

The number of people to test positive for the virus over the last seven and since the pandemic began last year is now 1,226 and 113,335 respectively.

There was also a decrease of 15 in the number of inpatients with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours to 242.

The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) remains at 29 however there are 26 unoccupied ICU beds throughout Northern Ireland.

Hospital bed capacity across all of Northern Ireland is down from 94 per cent yesterday to 92 per cent today.

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