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19 Covid-related deaths and 1,145 new cases in NI

A further 19 Coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland during the past 24 hours, taking the official Department of Health toll to 1,517.

There are 1,145 new cases from tests on 3,482 individuals. It takes the cumulative number of positive tests to 91,809. There has been a significant rise in the number of confirmed Covid-19 patients in hospital, with 869 inpatients, an increase of 84 during the past 24 hours.

56 of those are in intensive care units, 40 of whom are on ventilators. Meanwhile the Stormont Education Minister has said it is up to health authorities to call for the last scheduled post-primary transfer test to be cancelled.

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