No coronavirus patients in ICU in Northern Ireland
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No coronavirus patients in ICU in Northern Ireland

THERE ARE currently no coronavirus patients being treated in Intensive Care Units in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health have revealed.

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday 28 June, the Health Department of Northern Ireland released the figures from the last 24 hours and reported that one person had sadly passed away with the virus, and just one new case had been identified.

It brings the total number of cases identified in the six northern counties to 5,751, with 550 people confirmed to have died with the virus-- 327 in hospitals, 187 in residential or care homes, 21 within the community and a further 15 not recorded, according to new data released by the Department of Health.

The new report shows promising signs that the virus is losing its hold, thanks to people adhering to measures including social distancing, and reported that no patients were being treated in ICU.

Just 19 people are receiving hospital treatment for the virus, across 18 hospital sites in Northern Ireland, and over 1,400 people have been discharged after recovering from Covid-19, the report states.

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108,914 people have been tested for the virus across Northern Ireland since the pandemic began.

The six northern counties have previously recorded multiple days with no new coronavirus cases, as well as several days with no deaths, raising hopes that it is well on the way to eradicating the disease.