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Latest figures reveal a further three Covid-19 deaths

The daily Covid-19 announcement by the Public Health Agency has revealed a further three people have died in the North in the past day.

This brings the total number of fatalities from the virus to 73, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 95 to 1255.

Advice on testing

Testing is currently limited to patients who are being admitted to hospital and some health care workers.

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We would advise caution about obtaining testing from non-governmental sources. A positive or negative test will not be recognised by the NHS and will not change the advice given.  You will still have to observe recommended isolation periods.

Please be aware that the NHS is not offering testing to people in the community. If a person calls at your front door offering to test you, do not allow them to enter your home.  Close and lock the door.  Inform the police.             

If you work in healthcare: You should contact your Trust line manager and occupational health. Your employer will give specific advice about diagnostic testing and when you can return to work.

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