Tuesday , May 18 2021

The latest figures for Northern Ireland’s coronavirus are reported by the Ministry of Health



Northern Ireland has suffered 1,050 deaths from Covid-19, with 11 deaths recorded on the last day.

Five of those who died were between the ages of 60 and 79 and six were aged 80 and over.

There were 451 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

A total of 114 nursing homes are facing an active outbreak and 30 people remain in ICU in hospital fighting for their lives after catching the virus.

The DoH said the country was heading towards laboratory tests for the coronavirus which had been completed in a million and today a total of 413 Covid patients were being treated in hospital.




A further 3,935 people who received Covid treatment in hospital have been discharged to continue their recovery at home.

In the last seven days the number of positive tests had increased by 471 in the previous seven days from 2,487 to 2,958

The Belfast area council saw the highest increase in the number of positive tests on the last day.

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey: 23
  • Ards and North Down: 19
  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon: 48
  • Belfast: 71
  • Causeway Coast and Glens: 34
  • Derry City and Strabane: 32
  • Fermanagh and Omagh: 23
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh: 30
  • Middle and East Antrim: 51
  • Mid Ulster: 30
  • Newry, Morne and Down: 52
  • Unknown: 6


The Ministry of Health has reported 11 deaths from Covid in the past day, 10 of which were reported and occurred in the current reporting period and one death was reported but did not occur in that period.

To date, DoH figures state 750 people have died in hospital, 259 in residential or nursing homes, 26 in the community and 15 other deaths are not recorded.




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