Nine new coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland

Nine new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Northern Ireland, bringing the total number to 86.

To date, one person who tested positive has sadly died.

According to the latest figures from the Department of Health, the total number of tests is 1,816.

It comes a day after Health Minister Robin Swann warned an estimated 15,000 coronavirus deaths could be possible in Northern Ireland in a worst-case “nightmare” scenario, if people do not adhere to measures in place.

The number of people in the UK to have died after testing positive for coronavirus has risen to 177 - the biggest day-on-day rise since the outbreak began.

It comes after officials reported 39 more patients had died in England after contracting Covid-19, bringing the total there to 167.

A statement from NHS England said all of the patients "had underlying health condition" and were between the ages of 50 and 99-years-old.

The latest figures come as Wales reported its third death after a patient tested positive for the virus.

In Scotland, six people have died after contracting the virus.

There have been a further 126 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total number to 683.

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