Death toll for NI rises to 2,033 and 263 people test positive

The death toll in NI has risen to 2,033, the Department of Health dashboard has revealed.

By Gemma Murray
Sunday, 21st February 2021, 2:32 pm

In the last 24 hours another four people died after testing positive for COVID-19.

In total 110,979 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in NI.

Also in the last 24 hours 263 people tested positive for having COVID-19.

In the last seven days that number rises to 2,140.

There are now 394 COVID-19 confirmed inpatients in our hospitals.

And there are now 49 COVID-19 patients in ICU fighting for their lives.

Meanwhile there are now 49 patients with COVID-19 in NI Care Homes.

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On Saturday the DoH recorded another three deaths with Covid-19.

On Saturday a further 276 individuals tested positive in the past 24 hours.

Northern Ireland’s vaccination campaign continues to roll out at pace.

On Saturday the Northern Health and Social Care Trust said it had vaccinated 50,000 people since December.

It added: “Our fantastic staff will continue to deliver the programme to help protect as many people as possible from Covid-19.”

The Department of Health is further extending Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme to include all carers aged 50 or over.

The programme is ahead of schedule.

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