No new cases of coronavirus in Northern Ireland

No new cases of coronavirus in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has reported no new cases of coronavirus in a 24-hour period.

The milestone figure comes after the six northern counties enjoyed a continuous drop in daily figures for several weeks, including multiple days with no deaths from the virus.

Sadly however, alongside the positive news that no new cases have been identified, it was also announced that one further person has passed away with the virus, bringing the total number of people confirmed to have died from the virus to 546.

Today is just the second time the North has recorded a 24-hour period with no new cases; on Saturday, the Department of Health announced there had been no new cases for the first time since the pandemic reached the island.

Northern Ireland has recorded no new cases in a 24-hour period for the second time since the pandemic began

The positive news means that the total number of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland remains at 4,871, after just one new case was reported yesterday.

On Sunday, 21 June, both Northern Ireland and the Republic recorded zero new deaths and just ten cases-- six in the Republic and four in the north-- but yesterday the Republic sadly recorded two further deaths.

There have now been 25,383 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland since the pandemic began, and 1,717 people have lost their lives to the virus.

However, numbers are continuing to drop, and the Republic will enter phase 3 of its easing of restrictions this Monday, 29 June.