NORTHERN IRELAND has recorded its fourth day in a row with no deaths from Covid-19.
In what is a huge milestone in Northern Ireland's fight against the coronavirus, the six northern counties yesterday recorded their longest stretch without a reported death since mid-March, at the beginning of the pandemic.
The official death toll in Northern Ireland remains at 554, and has not changed for four days in a row, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
A total of 5,761 people are confirmed to have contracted the virus in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began, however there are no Covid-19 patients currently in Intensive Care Units across the six counties.
The news comes after the United States Special Envoy to Northern Ireland yesterday praised the Stormont Executive for working together and doing a "really, really good job" in tackling the pandemic.
“I don’t want to minimize the impact of coronavirus on individuals, families and nations around the world," Mr Mick Mulvaney told the Sunday Politics programme.
"But let’s face it, Northern Ireland has done a really, really good job, in large part because all of the government has been able to work so well together."
In the Republic, the country experienced two days in a row with no new deaths for the first time since March; however this was sadly ended yesterday as the Department of Health confirmed one further person had passed away with the virus.
There have been 1,743 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, with 25,538 people confirmed to have contracted the virus.