Second person dies from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland 1 week ago

Second person dies from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland

A second person has died from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

The elderly patient was being treated in hospital when they sadly passed away. A statement said they had an underlying medical condition.

At a briefing on Sunday, 20 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed, bringing the total to 128 in Northern Ireland.

To date, the total number of tests completed in Northern Ireland is 2,484.

There are 785 cases in the Republic making a total of 913 on the island of Ireland.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “My deepest condolences go to the friends and family of this patient. This heart-breaking news on Mother’s Day should bring it home to every one of us that coronavirus is a real and present danger across our community.

“It is essential that we that we all follow the public health advice on keeping a safe distance, washing our hands and staying at home. We all must ensure we reduce our social interactions, we must not make unnecessary visits or take unnecessary journeys.

“We have received concerning reports of a minority of people who are flouting our social distancing advice. These behaviours are putting the people themselves, their families and their friends and neighbours at risk.

“Coronavirus is a threat across generations and all walks of life. We all need to unite to fight against it.”