17 May 2022

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Eight more deaths in Northern Ireland - overall death toll now stands at 56

Almost 1,000 confirmed cases

Eight more people in Northern Ireland have died of Covid-19, it was announced this afternoon.

This bring the overall death toll in Northern Ireland to 56.

Just over 8,000 individuals have been tested in Northern Ireland to date, says the Public Health Agency.

Of these, 998 have been confirmed as having Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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