No further Covid-19 deaths and under 80 new cases recorded in NI

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No further coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

This is the third day in a row no Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed in NI.

The Department of Health's death toll remains at 2,147.

However, 76 people have tested positive for the virus here since yesterday - out of 1,277 individuals tested.

57 people are currently in local hospitals with covid - 6 of whom are in intensive care units.

It comes as new figures show a third of UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

A total of 17,669,379 people have received both jabs – the equivalent of 33.5% of all people aged 18 and over.

England and Northern Ireland are both estimated to have given two doses to 33.6% of their adult population, slightly ahead of Wales (33.4%) and Scotland (33.1%).

There have been no new Covid deaths in the last 24 hours

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