Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Department of Health reports 17 more deaths linked to Covid-19


The Department of Health has reported 17 other coronavirus-related deaths.
In Sunday’s scorecard update, the death toll in Northern Ireland was 1,460.

And those numbers also showed an increase in positive cases of the 1112 virus over the past 24 hours.

The department says 10,468 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 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 coronavirus patients are currently in intensive care, according to these figures.

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

The Moderna vaccine becomes the 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: “This week has seen severe pressure from Covid on our health service, so the news of the approval of a third vaccine is welcome. We still have a long way to go, but the approval of another vaccine should serve as an encouragement for everyone and help us get through the coming weeks of lockdown. ”


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