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Coronavirus: No further deaths as 75 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Northern Ireland

Another 75 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded
Digital Staff

Another 75 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said.

The figure means there have been 963 cases in the past week.

No Covid-19-related deaths were recorded in the last day, meaning the total death toll remains at 577.

There are 36 patients in hospitals who have tested positive for coronavirus. Five are in intensive care and four have been ventilated.

In care homes, there are 28 confirmed outbreaks and 13 suspected outbreaks.

New restrictions are to come into force this evening everywhere across Northern Ireland in a bid to halt the "significant" rise in coronavirus infections.

From 6pm, restrictions that have been in place in Belfast, Ballymena, and other postcode areas from earlier this month, will be enforced across the north as a whole.

The new rules mean that there no mixing of members of households can take place indoors, except for two households where members are "bubbling" with each other.

In the Republic of Ireland, another 334 new cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed, the National Public Health Emergency Team said.

No further deaths linked to the pandemic were reported.

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