Two more deaths from Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
Two more people have sadly died from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.
This means the number of deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland has risen to seven.
The Public Health Agency also reported 37 new positive cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 209.
The first confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported in the north on the 25 February.
A network of new Primary Care Covid-19 centres is now being established to manage the growth of coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland.
Health Minister Robin Swann said: “Primary Care Covid-19 Centres are an essential part of the fight against this virus. To ensure vital GP services can be maintained throughout the coming weeks and months, it is absolutely critical that those who show symptoms are separated from the patients with non Covid-19 related conditions.
“Covid-19 centres are not testing facilities and are only for patients who are very unwell, are suspected of having Covid-19 and require medical attention. Patients will not be able to report directly to these centres without being referred by their GP or Out of Hours provider.
“Whilst the centres will help to free up GP services to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is vital we balance this with the need for primary care services to continue with the minimum of disruption.”