Nine more deaths, 840 new cases of Covid-19 in North

 

Nine more people have died of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, and there are 840 new cases.

3,722 people were tested in the space of 24 hours, with a positivity rate of nearly 23 per cent.

There are 352 people in hospital with the virus, with 44 in intensive care.

In total, there are 2,979 hospital beds occupied in the North - which is nearly 300 more than the normal capacity.