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Covid-19 fatalities in NI increase by 12 – doubling largest single day jump to date


There number of people who have died from Covid-19 has risen by 12 people in the past 24 hours, the Public Health Agency has confirmed.

The total number of fatalities in Northern Ireland now stands at 48 – the biggest single day jump to date.

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has also increased by 130, bringing the total to 904.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland exams board, CCEA, says Education Minister Peter Weir will decide how GCSE, AS and A-Level results would be awarded.

“We understand the urgent need for clarity for both students and teachers, and plan to rapidly implement the arrangements, once these are set out by the minister of education,” a spokesperson said.

“We will also publish the process that we will follow to ensure grades are fair across all schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

“We want to reassure students, parents and teachers that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the full attainment of all students is fairly recognised, during this unprecedented time.”

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