People testing positive for Covid-19 in NI down 16% in last seven days - No new deaths but 109 infections recorded in last 24 hours
The number of people to test positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland over the last seven days is 16 per cent less than the number of infections recorded over the previous seven day period.
A total of 670 positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded by the Department of Health (DoH) over the seven days to Monday April 26.
The total number of positive cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 119,894.
There were no Covid-19 related deaths recorded by the DoH in the last 24 hours.
The death toll in Northern Ireland remains at 2,143.
There are also 10 fewer inpatients with Covid-19 now than there was seven days ago when the DoH recorded 72 inpatients.
Hospital admissions have plateaued with 29 recorded in the seven days up to midnight last night.
There are 108 intensive care unit (ICU) beds across Northern Ireland - five of which are occupied by patients with Covid-19; 71 of which are occupied by patients with other conditions and 32 are unoccupied.
Of the 51 patients on ventillators only three have Covid-19.
Hospital bed capacity is currently at 99 per cent across Northern Ireland.
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