A FURTHER 17 people have died in Norther Ireland after contracting Covid-19.
The latest figures from the North’s Department of Health take the region’s death toll from the coronavirus to 1,414.
Fourteen of the newly reported deaths occurred in the last 24 hours.
Another 1,410 new cases of the virus were reported today in the North, including 101 in Derry City/Strabane.
Northern Ireland’s hospitals are at 103 per cent capacity with 569 Covid-19 patients in hospitals there, 44 of whom are in intensive care. A further 226 patients are awaiting admission.