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Five deaths and 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Northern of Ireland Department of Health this afternoon.

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill
First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill
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A FURTHER 1,042 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.

In its daily update, the NI Department of Health said that a further five people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 634.

There have been 31,034 confirmed cases, 6,753 in the last seven days.

There are currently 291 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital, with 33 in intensive care.

It’s almost a week since new restrictions came into effect in Northern Ireland on what is the first day of the Level 5 lockdown in Ireland.

Earlier today, it emerged that Sinn Féin finance minister Conor Murphy is self-isolating after he was identified as a close contact of a confirmed case.

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Murphy said he has no symptoms and will work from home for two weeks. 

The North’s health minister Robin Swann is also self-isolating after receiving a notification from the North’s track and trace app. 

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