Zero additional deaths and 65 new infections in last 24 hours

The Department of Health (DoH) recorded zero additional Covid-19 related deaths but did however detect 65 new infections in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:38 pm

It's the first day that the DoH has been able to report zero Covid deaths since Friday.

It means the total number of Covid related deaths in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic remains the same at 2,111.

The DoH also recorded 65 new infections - the lost daily total recorded in more than six months.

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Healthcare staff pictured inside the SSE Arena in Belfast on Monday.

It takes the total number of individuals to test positive over the last seven days and from the beginning of the pandemic to 1,016 and 117,015 respectively.

The number of inpatients also continues to come down - last Monday there were 184 inpatients but in the DoH's daily dashboard that figure has come down even further over the last seven days to 129.

There are 108 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Northern Ireland - 17 are occupied by patients with Covid-19; 61 are occupied by patients with other conditions and 30 are unoccupied.

Hospital capacity across Northern Ireland is currently at 95%.

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