Covid NI: Six further deaths and 1,278 positive cases reported

By Nadia Breen

Six further coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

The death toll from the Department of Health now stands at 2,599.

Five fatalities are said to have occurred during the current reporting period, and one outside of it.

A further 1,278 positive Covid cases have also been recorded in NI today.

This brings the total number of positive cases to 252,208 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health.

Over the past seven days, the Department said 8,802 individuals have tested positive in Northern Ireland.

According to figures released on Tuesday, there are currently 368 Covid-19 confirmed patients in hospital and 31 in intensive care.

Meanwhile, ten postcode areas have recorded more than 200 new cases within this week.

The worst hit postcode areas are:

  • BT34 - Warrenpoint, Rathfriland and Kilkeel - 309 cases
  • BT71 - Coalisland, Moy and Newmills - 303 cases

  • BT23 - Comber, Newtownards and Ballygowan - 296 cases

  • BT30 - Downpatrick, Ardglass and Killyleagh - 279 cases

  • BT36 - Newtownabbey - 257 cases

  • BT82 - Sion Mills, Strabane and Dunnamanagh - 241 cases

  • BT28 - Ballinderry Upper, Ballyclogh and Stonyford - 229 cases

  • BT79 - Mountfield, Creggan and Cranagh - 229 cases

  • BT62 - Tandragee, Clare and Eglish - 208 cases

  • BT38 - Carrickfergus, Ballycarry and Whitehead - 205 cases

You can view the full breakdown here.

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