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Three more NI coronavirus deaths bringing the number to 504

The number of deaths has risen to 504 Credit: UTV

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland has risen to 504 after three more deaths were reported by the Department of Health.

One death have occurred in the last 24 hours and another two outside that period have been recorded.

Since the last report, 23 people have tested positive for Covid-19, 1,405 lab tests have been carried out and 1,178 individuals have been tested.

There are currently 615 people hospitalised with coronavirus and 72 care home outbreaks, recorded on the department’s dashboard breakdown.

This comes despite new research from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency showing there are more Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland than Public Health Agency figures show Coronavirus: Everything you need to know: