7 additional deaths and 863 Covid cases reported in NI

Seven further deaths and 863 positive cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland today.

Four deaths occurred in the past 24 hours while the other three occurred earlier but are only being reported now.

163 new cases of the virus have been recorded in Derry and Strabane in the past day with the 7 day incidence rate there now standing at 969.4 per 100,000 of the population.