TWO further deaths relating to Covid-19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.
Another 113 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the region over the last 24 hours.
In the last seven days, 553 new infections have been confirmed.
There are 99 patients in Northern Ireland hospitals receiving treatment for Covid-19, with 10 of those in intensive care settings.
The vaccine roll-out in Northern Ireland has been extended to people aged 40-44 this week.