One further Covid-19 death confirmed in Northern Ireland

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One further coronavirus related death has been recorded in Northern Ireland in the past day.

The Department of Health's death toll now stands at 2,116.

107 individuals have tested positive for the virus in the past day - out of 2,048 individuals tested. 

112 people are in local hospitals here with covid - 17 of whom are in intensive care. 

Meanwhile, figures published today by statistics body NISRA show there were 13 deaths involving Covid-19 up until Friday of last week.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths has now reached 2,908. 

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health for the same period was 2,108. 

These figures are based on patients having previously tested positive for the virus, whereas the NISRA figures are based on the information entered on death certificates completed by medical professionals.

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