Six more people die from a Covid-19 related illness in NI

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A further six patients who had previously tested positive for Covid-19 have died in Northern Ireland.

The department of health also says there've been another 1,020 positive cases of the virus.

The latest figures come as a Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme is set to be discussed by Stormont ministers.

SDLP minister Nichola Mallon said such an initiative could create a “sustainable pathway out of the remaining restrictions”, and expressed frustration that it has not yet been taken forward.

Ministers are due to meet on Monday to look at the current social distancing rules and consider what mitigations could be introduced to change them.

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