Sixty per-cent reduction in hospital admissions over the last seven days - zero deaths and 83 new infections detected in last 24 hours

Hospital admissions concerning Covid-19 have reduced by approximately 60 per cent in Northern Ireland over the last seven days.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 2:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 2:44 pm

In the seven days to Monday May 3, 15 people with Covid-19 were admitted to hospital. This is 22 fewer inpatients admitted to hospital over the previous seven days.

The Department of Health (DoH) recorded now new Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours however a male aged between 40 and 59 died in hospital in the Antrim and Newtownabbey council area over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland since the beginning of pandemic now stands at 2,146.

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Hospital admissions have decreased over the last seven days.

The DoH also recorded 83 new infections in the last 24 hours.

This takes the total number of positive cases over the last seven days and since the beginning of the pandemic to 632 and 120,501 respectively.

Up to midnight on Monday May 3 there were 62 inpatients with Covid-19.

There were 82 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland, seven of which were occupied by patients with Covid-19; 59 were occupied by patients with non-Covid conditions and 16 were unoccupied.

Hospital bed capacity is currently at 100 percent.

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