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One further Covid-19 death in NI as ABC borough records 748 positive cases to date

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There has been one further Covid-19 death in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of Health.

It brings the total up to 548.

There have also been two new positive case since Thursday, with the total number rising to 5,726. There were 26 positive cases in the last seven days, according to Department figures.

There have been 748 positive cases in the ABC Borough with 356 recorded in Newry, Mourne and Down.

Earlier today, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agenc (Nisra) announced there had been 12 deaths involving COVID-19 in the last week.

Friday’s update – covering June 13 to 19 – brings the total of COVID-19 related deaths to 816.

Of this total, 420 (51.5%) took place in hospital, 340 (41.7%) in care homes, eight (1.0%) in hospices and 48 (5.9%) at residential addresses or other locations. The 348 deaths which occurred in care homes and hospices involved 78 separate establishments.

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health up until June 19 was 545.

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