Coronavirus Northern Ireland: nine more deaths reported by Department of Health

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Nine other people have sadly died in Northern Ireland after contracting Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths recorded by the DoH to 983 since the start of the pandemic.

The department’s daily dashboard update also found that 315 more people had tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of new cases over the past week to 2,429.

Belfast had the most new infections in the past seven days, with 368, followed by Mid Ulster with 283 and Derry City and Strabane with 276 new cases.

The 40 to 59 age group recorded the most new cases last week, with 725, followed by the 20 to 39 age group with 654.

There are currently 410 patients hospitalized with the virus.

A total of 33 patients are in intensive care with Covid-19 and 29 are being treated with ventilators.

In Northern Ireland, 51,824 people have tested positive for the virus since the start of the epidemic.

Northern Ireland entered a new coronavirus breaker at midnight on Thursday.

The new restrictions cover the two-week period from Nov. 27 to Dec. 11 and its goal, according to the executive, is to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the community and protect the health service.

You can see the full breakdown of positive cases in your area by zip code HERE.

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