Nine more deaths linked to Covid-19 recorded in Northern Ireland

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Nine further deaths have been recorded

By Q Radio News

Nine further deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland as a result of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.

The total number of deaths, recorded by the Department of Health, now stands at 2,417.

There have also been 1,764 new positive cases of the virus recorded in the same period.

Currently, there are 407 being treated in hospitals here for Coronavirus, of whom 46 are in intensive care.

In total, 2,465,965 doses of the vaccine have been given out.

The latest figures come as Stormont prepares to look at easing more Covid-19 hospitality restrictions today.

The Deputy First Minister, Michelle O'Neill who's been self-isolating after contracting Covid-19 is expected to participate virtually in the meeting.

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