A worrying 20 further coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in the North in the past 48 hours.
A further 1,634 people have also tested positive for Covid-19 in the same period of time.
It comes as Northern Ireland’s health minister urged the public to strictly adhere to the new lockdown measures.
Businesses across Northern Ireland closed once more as the new measures came into effect from 26 December.
Additional restrictions are in place until 2 January, including a form of curfew in operation from 8pm, with shops closed from that time and all indoor and outdoor gatherings prohibited until 6am.