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No new coronavirus deaths in NI for third day in a row

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There have been no coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland for the third in a row.

The daily figures, released by the Department of Health show that it is the fourth time since March 18 where no deaths have been reported in a 24-hour period.

The total number of deaths recorded by the department remains at 537.

There have been three positive cases of Covid-19, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 4,805.

Meanwhile, the health minister Robin Swann said he was in “no doubt” there would be a rise again as people “go back to a normal way of life”.

He said: “Accessing retail, accessing leisure facilities, accessing tourism and hotels and all the rest of it over the next few weeks and months – there will be an increase in Covid cases in Northern Ireland.

“We need the facility and structures to support those people when they need it – the Covid centres, I think, have proved beneficial in doing that.”

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