One more death with Covid-19 and 97 new infections in last 24 hours

The death toll in NI has now risen to 2,130 after one more person died with Covid-19.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:20 pm

The latest Department of Health dashboard also reveals that the patient died within the last 24 hours.

That means that so far 1,007 women and 1,122 men have died after testing positive for the virus.

Also in the last 24 hours another 97 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.

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That number rises to 780 for the last seven days.

Meanwhile there are now 70 confirmed Covid-19 patients in NI hospitals - and eight of that number are being treated in ICU.

There are now four active outbreaks od Covid-19 in NI Care Homes.

Meanwhile Scotland has recorded three coronavirus deaths and 278 positive tests in the past 24 hours, according to the latest daily figures.

Hospital staff in a Covid-19 ward

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,636.

Scottish Government figures show 222,660 people have tested positive since the start of the outbreak, up from 222,382 the previous day.

The daily test positivity rate is 1.3%, down from 1.6%.

In Scotland there are 119 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down from 133, while 20 patients remain in intensive care.

And 2,694,971 people have been given their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, up 12,265 from yesterday, with 634,422 receiving a second dose.

A total of 10,031 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The figures show 34 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between April 5 and 11, down four on the previous week.

Of these, the majority (76%) happened in hospital at 26, with five in care homes and three at home or in a non-institutional setting.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

The NRS warned care should be taken when interpreting the number of deaths in the past two weeks, as there may have been a delay in registering some deaths due to the recent public holidays and the closure of registration offices for Easter.