NORTHERN IRELAND HAS confirmed that a further nine people have died with Covid-19, bringing the total number of people who have died with Covid-19 in the North to 1,443.
Additionally, 1,442 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland, the department of health has said.
The total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland has now reached 87,588.
674 patients with a confirmed case of Covid-19 are hospitalised in the North, with 47 Covid-19 patients in ICU.
Hospitals in Northern Ireland are currently operating at 97% occupancy.
There are 137 active outbreaks of Covid-19 in care homes in the North.
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A stay-at-home order came into effect in the North yesterday, giving police the power to order people to go home if they are outside without a reason.
The order is in place for a month until 6 February.
Northern Ireland cancelled GCSE and A-level exams earlier this week amid the stricter lockdown restrictions, with schools to close and move to remote learning.