Coronavirus: Forty-nine more Covid-19 cases in NI

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Forty-nine more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

The Department of Health’s daily dashboard shows 3,400 people were tested yesterday.

There have been a total of 225,460 individuals tested since the start of the outbreak, with 7,187 returning a positive result.

Seventeen people remain in hospital with Covid-19, with two patients in an intensive care unit.

Figures on the number of coronavirus-related deaths are not updated at the weekend so the total remains at 560.

In the Republic of Ireland, 42 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 28,760.

No new deaths were recorded, with the total remaining at 1,777.

On Friday, the government statistics agency, Nisra, released its weekly update which showed there had been a total of 871 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland.

The Nisra measure captures all deaths linked to coronavirus and includes confirmed infections and suspected cases in which coronavirus is mentioned on the death certificate.

BBC News