Three Covid-19 related deaths and 120 new infections recorded in NI in 24 hours

The Department of Health (DoH) has recorded three additional Covid-19 related deaths and 120 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 3:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 3:22 pm

It means the Northern Ireland Covid-19 related death toll since the beginning of the pandemic is now 2,140.

Of the three people to sadly pass away, one was aged between 60 and 79 while the remaining two individuals were aged 80 or older.

All three deaths occurred in a hospital setting.

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The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 2,140.

Two of the deceased were male and one was a female.

Two of the deaths occurred in the Antrim and Newtownabbey council area and one occurred in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

The DoH also recorded a further 120 infections in the last 24 hours.

Despite infections staying in and around the same number each day, hospital admissions continue to fall.

In the last seven days 22 people with Covid-19 were admitted to hospital in Northern Ireland - the figure for the previous seven day period was 27.

The number of inpatients with Covid-19 continues to decrease also.

At midnight on Wednesday there were 62 inpatients with Covid-19 - this time last week there were 76 inpatients.

There are currently 107 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland - seven of which are occupied by patients with Covid-19; 74 by patients with other conditions and 26 are unoccupied.

There are also 51 inpatients currently receving medical treatment by way of a ventilator to help them breathe however on five of these patients have Covid-19.

Hospital bed capacity across Northern Ireland is currently at 100 per cent.

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