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Six more coronavirus deaths in NI bringing total fatalities to 36

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There have been six further coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed.

A total of 36 people have now died in Northern Ireland after testing positive for Covid-19.

As of 11.15am on April 2, the Public Health Agency says a further six people have sadly died after testing positive for Coronavirus.

And 85 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 774 in Northern Ireland.

There have been 6,899 patients in Northern Ireland tested for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, in the Republic of Ireland Tánaiste Simon Coveney says the current restrictions there may be extended beyond April 12.

Currently, and until Easter Sunday, everyone in Ireland must stay at home unless their work is essential or they are buying food or exercising close to home.

There have been 85 coronavirus related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, as of April 1.

Mr Coveney says people “need to realise that these restrictions may go on for some time.”

“We’ve set an initial period but I think it may well be that we will need to go beyond that initial deadline, but again that will be a decision take with the best public health advice.”

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