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Coronavirus: 3 more lives lost as deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients reach 521

The overall death toll in Northern Ireland for people who tested positive has now risen to 521

A further three people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, according to the Department of Health.

The death toll in Northern Ireland for people who tested positive has now risen to 521.

One of the three people whose deaths were announced today died in the 24 hours up to 10am. The other two died on an earlier date.

A further 17 people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 4,696

Over the past 24 hours 1,356 people were tested. 

At present there are 558 people being treated in hospital for suspected (102) or confirmed (456) Covid-19, with the majority (145) in the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

There are seven people with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 in an intensive care unit (ICU).

Meanwhile, there are coronavirus clusters in 163 care homes. A cluster is where two or more residents or staff have symptoms of coronavirus.

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