THERE WERE no new deaths from Covid-19 reported in a 24 hour period on the island of Ireland yesterday.
In a positive but rare occurrence, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland reported zero new deaths from the disease yesterday, as trends continue to go in the right direction both north and south.
In Northern Ireland, there were 76 new cases of the virus confirmed, with 381 cases in the Republic.
57 patients are receiving treatment for the disease in the north, while the Republic is treating 104 people, a drop in 20 from the day before.
The positive trends are in part due to the sustained lockdown both areas experienced for months on end, along with the continued roll-out of the vaccines; both north and south have begun to open up society once more, with outdoor dining allowed in Northern Ireland and inter-county travel and outdoor visits returning in the Republic yesterday.
The vaccine roll-out in Northern Ireland continues to accelerate, and in the Republic there have been 1,827,610 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered: 1,327,821 people have received their first dose, and 499,789 people have received their second dose.
As well as the island of Ireland reporting no new deaths from the pandemic yesterday, there were also no deaths reported in Scotland and England, a testament to the success of the vaccine programme.
Sadly, four deaths were recorded in Wales.