Covid-19: Four more Covid-related deaths and 2,954 cases

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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's Department of Health has reported four more Covid-19-related deaths on Friday.

The total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic now stands at 3,035.

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

The department also reported a further 2,954 coronavirus cases on Friday, down from the 2,980 cases reported on Thursday.

The data includes cases confirmed from samples taken in previous days, not necessarily just in the latest reporting period.

Since 5 January, people in Northern Ireland who have a positive lateral flow test (LFT) no longer need a PCR test to confirm that result.

The Department of Health said it was "extremely important", though, that people report their LFT test result if positive.

On Friday, there were 402 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in Northern Ireland, down from 424 on Thursday.

There are 30 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units, up from 28 on Wednesday.

Last updated 14 January at 14:56 GMT

Source: Department of Health Northern Ireland

Vaccines

A total of 3,602,749 vaccines for Covid-19 had been administered in Northern Ireland as of Thursday.

Of that total, 1,407,989 were first doses, 1,302,751 were second doses and the remaining were third doses.

There have been 872,645 booster vaccines delivered.

Last updated 13 January at 14:56 GMT

Source: Department of Health Northern Ireland

The total number of deaths related to Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland since the start of the pandemic increased to 6,035 on Wednesday 12 January.

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

The Republic of Ireland recorded 17,065 on Friday, down from 18,904 cases on Thursday.

On Friday morning, there were 1,023 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in the Republic of Ireland, up from 1,011 patients on Thursday.

Of those patients, 83 are being treated in intensive care units, down from 92 on Thursday.

Last updated 14 January 17:45 local time

Source: Department of Health Ireland

Vaccines

A total of 7,569,952 vaccines for Covid-19 (excluding boosters) had been administered in the Republic of Ireland as of Thursday 13 January.

A total of 3,717,978 people have had their first dose and 3,614,436 have had their second dose, while 237,538 single-dose vaccines have been administered.

A total of 2,510,549 booster jabs had been administered as of Thursday.

Last updated 14 January

Source: Department of Health Ireland

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