Two further coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland has risen to 526, after two deaths have been reported by the Department of Health.

The death occurred within the 24-hour reporting period.

Since the last report, only four people have tested positive for Covid-19.

There are currently 519 people hospitalised with coronavirus, six patients are in intensive care and there are 71 confirmed care home outbreaks and 36 suspected outbreaks, recorded on the department’s dashboard breakdown.

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