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Twenty new positive Covid cases in NI in 24 hours

Craigavon Hospital

There have been a further 20 positive cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of Health.

It brings the overall total to 6,576. There have been no further hospital admissions since Thursday.

There were no deaths reported in that time. That total remains at 559.

Two staff members at Craigavon Area Hospital’s Respiratory Emergency Department have tested positive, however, it is believed the virus was contracted in a social setting.

Staff members were sent home and are isolating as a precaution.

Earlier today, NISRA figures revealed there have been four Covid-related deaths in the past week.

The total COVID-19 related deaths figure stands at 866, according to NISRA.

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