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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Department of Health reports 17 further Covid-19 related deaths – Belfast Live

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-northern-ireland-department-health-19597424

The Department of Health has reported a further 17 coronavirus related deaths.

On Sunday’s dashboard update, the death toll in Northern Ireland was 1,460.

And these figures also showed a rise in positive cases of the virus by 1,112 in the last 24 hours.

The Department says 10,468 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days.

As of Sunday morning, the total number of individuals who have contracted Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic is 88,700.

A total of 53 patients with coronavirus are currently in ICU, according to these figures.

Meanwhile, Robin Swann welcomed the announcement on Friday that a third vaccine will be available in here after being approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

The Moderna vaccine becomes third vaccine to receive approval and will be used as part of the country’s fight against Covid in the coming months.

Mr Swann said: ‚ÄúThis week has seen the grave pressures of Covid come to bear on our health service, so news of the approval of a third vaccine is very welcome. We still have a long journey ahead but the approval of another vaccine should serve as encouragement for everyone and help us get through the next number of weeks of lockdown.”

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