Northern Ireland sees two more Covid-19 deaths and 99 new cases

Two further deaths linked to Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 9:26 am
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It brings the Department of Health death toll to 2,135.

There were also 99 new cases of the virus recorded in a 24-hour period to Saturday.

In the past seven days a total of 796 people have tested positive for the virus.

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A total of 118,950 people have been diagnosed with the disease in Northern Ireland since the onset of the pandemic.

The latest figures also showed that there were 70 people in hospital with Covid-19 on Saturday with eight in ICU.

The hospital bed occupancy stood at 97%.

It comes as it was confirmed that passengers arriving into Northern Ireland from designated red-list countries will have to undergo hotel quarantine.

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