Covid-19: Four more deaths and 1,550 new cases in NI

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BBC News NI outlines the latest data on coronavirus and Covid-19 vaccinations across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Northern Ireland

Four coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Deaths are measured by recording those who died within 28 days of receiving a positive result in a test for coronavirus.

The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic is 2,332.

Another 1,550 cases of coronavirus were reported on Thursday, down from 1,771 on Wednesday.

That includes cases confirmed from samples taken in recent days, not necessarily just in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

A total of 193,558 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began.

There are 376 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals, down from 388 on Wednesday.

There are 41 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units, down from 43 on Wednesday.

Last updated 26 August at 14:00 BST

Source: Department of Health Northern Ireland

Vaccines

A total of 2,428,676 Covid-19 vaccines had been administered in Northern Ireland as of Thursday.

Of those, 1,275,554 are first doses and 1,153,122 are second doses.

Last updated 26 August at 14:00 BST

Source: Department of Health Northern Ireland

No coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the Republic of Ireland on Thursday.

The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland since the start of the pandemic is 5,092.

That figure, which is subject to revision, is updated weekly and includes "probable and possible" Covid-19-linked deaths.

Another 1,866 cases of coronavirus were reported on Thursday, down from 2,051 on Wednesday.

A total of 344,195 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland since the pandemic began.

There are 331 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals, up from 323 on Wednesday.

There are 61 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units, up from 56 on Wednesday.

Last updated 26 August at 18:00

Source: Department of Health Ireland

Vaccines

A total of 6,705,120 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the Republic of Ireland as of Wednesday.

Of those, 3,639,176 were first doses and 3,065,944 were second doses.

Last updated 25 August at 19:00

Source: Department of Health Ireland

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