By Q Radio News
One further coronavirus related death has been recorded in Northern Ireland.
It brings the Department of Health's death toll to 2,150.
82 people have also tested positive for the virus here since yesterday - out of 1,218 individuals tested.
32 people in local hospitals currently have covid - two of whom are in intensive care units.
COVID-19 UPDATE:— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 17, 2021
📍One further coronavirus related death has been recorded in Northern Ireland
📍The Department of Health's death toll is now 2,150
📍82 people have tested positive for covid here in the past day
📍32 people in local hospitals have the virus - 2 are in ICU pic.twitter.com/VoDMXuqJ6O
It has been reported today that there's been a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland linked to the Indian variant of the virus.
The spike in cases is believed to be related to travel as opposed to community transmission.
It comes as a total of 1,556,832 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland so far.
Of those, 995,905 are first doses while 552,431 account for second doses.
A total of 6,600 people received a coronavirus jab here yesterday.
NI #COVID19 data has been updated:— Department of Health (@healthdpt) May 17, 2021
📊 82 positive cases and sadly, one death has been reported in past 24 hours
💉1,556,832 vaccines administered in total