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Almost 200 positive cases of Covid-19 reported in NI since Friday

There have been 191 positive cases of Covid-19 reported in Northern Ireland over the weekend.

There were 104 new cases reported on Saturday, with a further 87 confirmed today (Sunday), according to the Department of Health.

It means 8,314 people have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began – 553 in the last seven days.

To date, there have been 568 deaths, however, the Department’s daily dashboard does not update on deaths over the weekend.

Belfast has had the highest number of positive cases since the outbreak began with 2,085.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (1,018) is second only to Belfast (2,085) for positive test results. Mid and East Antrim comes in third with 752.

There are 22 confirmed outbreaks of coronavirus in care or residential homes and eight suspected ones.

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