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covid latest Six more deaths in the North from Covid-19


An emergency department nurse (Michael Cooper/PA)

An emergency department nurse (Michael Cooper/PA)


An emergency department nurse (Michael Cooper/PA)

A FURTHER six people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland, the UK's Department of Health has confirmed.

In the last 24-hour reporting period, there have been a further 923 new cases of the virus. The death toll recorded by the department now stands at 645. There have been 33,209 confirmed cases in Northern Ireland.

There are currently 309 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital there, with 34 in intensive care.

There are 92 nursing homes across Northern Ireland tackling the Covid outbreak.

Northern Ireland has now entered its second week of a four-week circuit-breaker.

Pubs and restaurants are closed except for takeaways and deliveries, while schools are shut for a fortnight. On Friday, Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill warned that an extension of the lockdown cannot be ruled out.

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