Coronavirus Northern Ireland: One death and 378 new cases reported

One Covid-19 related death and a further 378 new cases have been reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday.

he latest figures issued take the total number of Covid related deaths in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic to 3,424.

A total of 708,699 positive tests for the virus have now been recorded in Northern Ireland.

Those with Covid-19 symptoms here are no longer required to take a PCR test from April 22, with testing sites closing from this date.

Therefore, statistics may not provide an up-to-date reflection of the prevalence of the virus.

Over the past seven days 1,974 people have tested positive.

Some seven Covid-linked deaths have been recorded in NI during the past seven days.

There are currently 289 Covid-19 inpatients in hospitals across Northern Ireland, with 61 admissions in the last seven days.

The figures show one person is currently in intensive care, while Northern Ireland’s hospitals are operating at 105% capacity.

Eight of Northern Ireland’s hospitals are currently operating over capacity according to the latest figures.

There are currently 74 active outbreaks in care homes.

By noon on Wednesday, a total of 3,820,609 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland.

The figures show 1,032,561 booster vaccinations have also been administered to date.

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