Nine Covid-19 deaths in NI in last 24 hours

Nine Covid-19 related deaths have occurred in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

Friday, 12th February 2021, 2:46 pm

The latest information means the Covid-19 death toll since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 1,975.

The nine deaths occurred in the following local council areas: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (three); Mid and East Antrim (three); Mid Ulster (two) and Causeway, Coast and Glens (one).

Five of the deceased were male and four were female.

Medical staff prepare for the arrival of patients who have tested positive for Covid-19. (Photo: PA Wire)

One of the people to pass away was aged between 40 and 59; three were aged between 60 and 79 and five were either aged 80 or older.

The DoH also recorded 407 new infections - this is 60 per cent higher than the number of new infections reported yesterday (253).

It takes the number of new infections over the last seven days and since the pandemic began last year to 2,393 and 108,434 respectively.

There are 30 fewer inpatients in hospitals (488) across Northern Ireland than there were on Thursday.

The are 151 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland; 58 are occupied by patients with Covid-19; 60 are occupied by patients with other conditions and 33 are unoccupied.

Northern Ireland's hospital bed capacity is currently at 92 per cent.

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