No Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland for second day in a row 3 weeks ago

No Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland for second day in a row

Northern Ireland's official Department of Health death toll remains at 541.

For the second day in a row, Northern Ireland has reported no new Covid-19 deaths.

This has also been the case for six out of the past nine days.

Four new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland on Monday (15 June), taking the total number of cases to 4,852.

First Minister Arlene Foster has said that these positive figures can lead to a fast-tracking of the reopening of the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.

Foster confirmed that the date for the reopening of hotels is set to be brought forward from 20 July.

Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster, Foster said: "I think it's fair to say that we will be bringing forward the date, we gave an indicative date of 20 July.

"Thankfully, the spread of the disease has continued to fall, and we're very pleased about that, and also looking at the number of hospital admissions and the number of ICU admissions. Therefore we are able to move in a flexible way."