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No new Covid-19 deaths in NI for fourth day running

There have been no recorded coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland for a fourth day in a row.

Today’s figures from the Department of Health has recorded no new deaths in a 24-hour period.

The total number of deaths remains at 537.

A total of 13 further people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 4,818.

Meanwhile, GP telephone consultations, which have played a key part during the pandemic, are likely to continue, according to Dr Tom Black of the British Medical Association.

Speaking top BBC radio’s Talkback programme, Dr Black said patients appreciated the efficiency of telephone triage and that it was was important to ensure the positive changes to healthcare that had happened during the pandemic should be maintained.

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