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Figures show 18 new Covid-19 deaths in NI with four in past 24 hours

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Figures released by the Department of Health show there have been four new Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

However, 14 further deaths, previously unrecorded have been added to the total bringing the death toll up to 365.

Those statistics from the Department relate mostly to hospital deaths, and vary from NISRA’s weekly statistics – covering all fatalities where coronavirus has been recorded on the death certificate – which reported 393 this morning.

On Friday, it published a new Covid-19 interactive statistics dashboard, which shows that four of the 365 deaths happened in the past 24 hours, with a further 14 occurring at an earlier stage, which have only now been recorded.

The Department of Health has said there is always a delay for registering deaths in the community, with the process taking up to five days.

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