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Covid-19: Five more coronavirus-related deaths in NI

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Five more people have died in Northern Ireland after contracting Covid-19.

That brings the Department of Health's daily toll, based on a positive test result being recorded, to 615.

On Sunday, the department reported 1,012 new cases of coronavirus. In the last seven days 7,090 people have tested positive.

Across Northern Ireland, 228 people with Covid-19 are in hospital. Thirty of them are in intensive care, 23 are ventilated.

New restrictions aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 in NI began on Friday.

They are to last four weeks.

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Eleven deaths were recorded by Nisra in the week to 9 October.

It counts deaths where the virus is mentioned on the death certificate.

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