NORTHERN IRELAND HAS confirmed a further 125 cases of Covid-19 this afternoon.

In its latest update, Northern Ireland’s Department of Health said that one more person has died with Covid-19.

Today’s figures bring the total number of cases confirmed in the North to 115,932, while the number of people who have died has reached 2,104.

158 patients with a confirmed case of Covid-19 are hospitalised in Northern Ireland, with 14  Covid-19 patients in ICU.

Hospitals in the North are operating at 96% occupancy today.

Currently, there are eight active outbreaks in care homes in the North.  

Yesterday, there were 159 cases and no deaths recorded.

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As of 11am this morning, 746,254 vaccine doses have been administered in Northern  Ireland including 667,758 first doses and 78,496.

In the Republic, slightly more than 10% of the population have now received at least a first dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, representing 478,725 people.

Additionally, 175,526 second doses have been administered, which means 3.69% of the population are fully inoculated against the virus.