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Coronavirus: One more life lost as deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients reach 522

A total of 522 people who tested positive for Covid-10 have died

Another one person who tested positive for coronavirus has died, according to the Department of Health.

The death toll in Northern Ireland for people who tested positive has now risen to 522.

A further 13 people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 4,709

Over the past 24 hours 849 people were tested. 

At present there are 528 people being treated in hospital for suspected (435) or confirmed (93) Covid-19, with the majority (146) in the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. The number of in-patients yesterday was 558.

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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