1,042 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.
A further five people with Covid-19 have passed away, bringing the death toll to 634. Four of the deaths occurred in the previous 24 hours.
Meanwhile Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann is self-isolating after receiving a close-proximity notification from NI’s track and trace app. Mr Swann said he has no symptoms and will only require a test if he develops one of the symptoms of the virus.
Several other members of the Northern Ireland Executive have been instructed to self-isolate in relation to Covid-19.
We are all in this together.
Earlier this evening I received a close proximity notification via our StopCOVID NI App, so I will be working from self isolation for the next 14 days.
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— Robin Swann MLA : #StopCovidNI (@RobinSwannMoH) October 21, 2020