No further coronavirus related deaths have been reported by the Department of Health today.

The death toll from coronavirus in Northern Ireland remains at 2,145, according to DoH’s latest update.

While there will be no official updates to the dashboard until Tuesday, May 4, figures tweeted by the Department on Saturday afternoon show that 90 more cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the past 24 hours.

They also said no more Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded.

The additional 90 cases brings the total number of positive cases in NI to 120,285 since the pandemic began.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has urged everyone in Northern Ireland to enjoy the May Day bank holiday weekend safely. With further Covid-19 restrictions being eased on Friday he said the public health advice remains as vital as ever.

“With summer coming and the vaccination programme continuing its roll out, there is a much-needed mood of optimism in the community,” he added.

“However, we must never underestimate the Covid-19 threat. A huge collective effort across society has got us this far. It would be a tragedy if we let our guard down now and jeopardised the progress that has been made.

“We all know what needs to be done. Whether you are socialising or shopping, stick to the rules that have protected so many people. Maintain social distancing, wear a face covering when required and wash hands frequently and well. Never forget that the virus spreads best in crowded, confined and indoor settings where ventilation is poor. That’s why the main focus at present is on outdoor activities.”

Vaccination slots have now been offered to 30-34 year olds, with those who have had their first dose in other age groups being urged to take their second jab when the time comes.

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