Two more coronavirus related deaths in NI

In the last seven days, there have been 788 positive cases of coronavirus Credit: UTV

Two further coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Health.The latest reporting period is over 48 hours.

It means the official death toll as recorded by the department rises to 2,118, although that figure is expected to increase significantly when deaths in all community settings have been accounted for.

The latest figures also show there have been 84 new positive cases, out of 1,409 individuals tested.

In the last seven days, there have been 788 positive cases.

There are currently 89 people with Covid-19 being treated in hospitals across Northern Ireland – 16 of them in intensive care and ten on ventilators.

Bed occupancy is at 96%, with the Royal Victoria, and the Ulster Hospital all operating beyond capacity.

There are also six confirmed and active outbreak of coronavirus in care homes.Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's mass vaccination centre at the SSE Arena has surpassed its first-week target of vaccinating ten-thousand people. An extra five-hundred and twenty-three people received the jab. Online bookings are still available over the Easter holidays, however phone bookings will resume on Wednesday.