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Coronavirus: No further deaths and nine positive cases

Wearing of face masks on all public transport is law in the north. Picture by Hugh Russell

No new deaths with Covid-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health said.

The total number of deaths remains at 556.

Another nine positive tests were recorded, bringing the overall total to 5,799.

So far, 123,285 people have been tested for the disease in Northern Ireland.

There were no deaths reported across the island of Ireland yesterday. 

A postcode area in east Belfast has recorded the most Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland, according to figures from statistics agency Nisra and reported by the BBC.

The BT4 area, which takes in parts of the Upper Newtownards Road, Holywood Road and Sydenham, had 36 deaths.

BT13 had 30 deaths, which includes the Shankill Road and touches on the Crumlin Road as well the West Circular Road.

The BT4 and BT13 postcodes include some of the most deprived parts of Northern Ireland, which also have high population densities.

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