Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Four deaths and 1,476 new cases

Four more deaths linked to the coronavirus and 1,476 positive new cases have been confirmed by the health department.



Northern Ireland has brought their total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 2,847.

Capacity in hospitals in Northern Ireland remains at 103%, with six out of 12 overcapacity.



There are 390 patients of Kovid-19, out of which 33 require intensive care and 25 have been put on ventilator. Admission numbers are falling. There have been 195 in the last one week, while it was 218 a week ago.


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In the last seven days, 11,502 positive cases have been reported, up from 10,738 in the previous week. Cases are most prevalent in the 40 to 44 age group.

Deaths are decreasing. There have been 34 in the last seven days, while there were 40 in the same period last week.



There are 30 care homes to deal with the outbreak.

It follows a statement from a Stormont executive, calling for strong action to contain the virus, with “severe” restrictions in place this winter.

With community transmission and hospitalizations increasing, current modeling suggests that hospitals will come under more pressure in the coming weeks.

The public has been urged to take as many steps as individuals that will help in controlling the rate of transmission.

That includes vaccinating, including boosters, when it’s offered, with the executive calling the benefits “obvious” against the stark option.

Unvaccinated adults under the age of 50 are 11 times more likely to be hospitalized, and those over 50 are four times more likely to die, the statement said.

A renewed petition was issued to work from home where possible as well as encourage the public to limit social contacts, meet outside where possible and wear face coverings in crowded or indoor settings Wear it.

The executive statement continued: “None of us wanted to be in this situation, but this pandemic is unpredictable and it remains a threat.

“We have the opportunity to make a difference by working together to keep our society open and protect healthcare.

“Let’s do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID as Christmas approaches.”

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