THE Department of Health has reported no further Covid-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours in the North of Ireland.
Deaths are measured by recording those who died within 28 days of receiving a positive result in a test for Coronavirus.
The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in North of Ireland since the start of the pandemic remains at 3,502.
Today’s data from the Department of Health shows there has been a further 6,444 positive cases of Coronavirus in the North of Ireland, a fall of 433 on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
It includes cases confirmed from samples taken in previous days, not necessarily just in the latest 24-hour reporting period.
As of today, the number of positive cases confirmed in the past seven days was 47,723.
The statistics show that in the past 24 hours there has been a further 747 Covid-19 cases in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, a rise of 23 on figures given yesterday for Wednesday.
Over the past seven days, there were 5,801 cases recorded in the Derry and Strabane Council area.
The infection rates within Derry and Strabane is still the highest of all councils in the North of Ireland, and has fallen to 3,834.5 cases per 100,000.
Bed occupancy across all hospitals is now to 106 per cent.
The Department of Health records that 190 people (mostly in hospitals) in the Derry City and Strabane Council area have died from Coronavirus.
There are currently 402 patients with Covid-19 in hospital here.
There are 31 patients with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care units, with 26 people on ventilators.
There are 51 (down one on yesterday’s figures) people being treated in Altnagelvin Hospital with Coronavirus with five people in intensive care.
The figures show that 14.20 per cent of beds in Altnagelvin Hospital are occupied by people with Coronavirus and it is running at 11.93 per cent over capacity for beds.
The Department of Health reports that 190 care homes in the North of Ireland are dealing with an outbreak of Coronavirus, with 1,039 closed cases of Covid-19 in care homes here.
In the Western Trust area, 29 of its 68 care homes are dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.
A total of 3,560,914 vaccines for Covid-19 had been administered in the North of Irelnd as of Thursday.Tags: