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Nine more Covid-19 deaths bringing total to 347

Nine more people have died after contracting Covid-19 in the North.

The Department of Health confirmed that today (Thursday) a further nine people have sadly lost their lives to Covid-19.

This brings the total number of deaths to 347 since the start of the outbreak.

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There have also been 73 more cases of coronavirus diagnosed here, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 3,536.

Covid-19 cases have now been identified in 70 care homes.

Health Minister Robin Swann says there were 2,243 tests carried out yesterday (Wednesday) in relation to Covid-19 – the biggest total to date.

Mr Swann also ruled out any change to Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions warning there would be no “major or sudden shifts back to the way things used to be”.

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