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Number of coronavirus deaths in NI rises to 10

Ten people have lost their lives to coronavirus in Northern Ireland.

Ten people in Northern Ireland who had tested positive for coronavirus have now sadly died.

The latest figures confirmed another three deaths since the last update.

The total number of confirmed cases stands at 241 – a day-on-day increase of 32.

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It comes as preparations continue for the expected Covid-19 surge, in a bid to minimise the impact on the already stretched health service.

The advice to the public remains to stay at home as much as possible, to social distance from others, and to wash your hands frequently.

Among the measures included in the next phase of emergency plans for the health service is the prioritisation of care for patients most in need and the halting of hospital visits except in very limited circumstances.

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