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More than 600 new Covid cases reported in NI in 24 hours

There have been no further Covid-related deaths reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland today (Thursday).

According to the official dashboard there were a further 627 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours with 40 in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon. There were 100 in Newry, Mourne and Down – second behind Belfast (141) – while Mid-Ulster District recorded 31.

A total of 3,152 individuals were tested.

There are 48 people in hospitals across Northern Ireland as a result of the virus, three of whom are in an intensive care unit.

There are 10 Covid patients in the Southern Trust area, nine of whom are in Craigavon Area Hospital, the other in St Luke’s, Armagh.

There are currently 14 ICU beds available in Northern Ireland.

The overall total number of deaths recorded by the Department remains at 2,156.

The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area accounts for 285 deaths overall. Newry, Mourne and Down District accounts for 169 deaths while Mid-Ulster has registered 206 deaths.

How to get your jab

Latest walk-in mobile vaccination clinics – no appointment necessary – for first dose jabs.

Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre, Keady – Fri 9 July, 9.30am-3.30pm

The Parochial Centre, 12 Stewartstown Road, Coalisland – Sat 10 July. 9:30am-3.30pm

Walk-in first dose jabs – no appointment necessary – are also increasingly available at the main Trust vaccination centres.

Or you can book an appointment at a vaccination centre at a time to suit you.

Appointments for first jabs are available at each of the regional vaccination centres across Northern Ireland.

To book online go to:

Appointments can also be made using the telephone service 0300 200 7813.

The vaccination centres are located at:

SSE Arena, Belfast

Foyle Arena
Omagh Leisure Centre
Lakeland Forum, Fermanagh
South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon
Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Please note: the vaccination centres and mobile walk-in clinics are only offering Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for first doses.

Participating pharmacies are offering Astra Zeneca first doses for people who are aged 40 or over

Details of participating pharmacies and how to book are online at:

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