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Coronavirus: Third death from COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

'The lethal threat from this virus is very real and we all have to do everything we can to combat it'

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A third person in Northern Ireland has died from coronavirus.

He passed away in a hospital in the greater Belfast area.

The patient was in their late sixties and had underlying health conditions, according to the Department of Health.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “My heart goes out to the loved ones of this patient.

“This is the third tragic announcement of this kind I have had to make in recent days.

“The lethal threat from this virus is very real and we all have to do everything we can to combat it.”

The total number of confirmed cases stands at 148.

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