Covid NI: Over 2,700 positive cases and six further deaths reported in past 24 hours


A further 2,706 positive Covid cases have been recorded in Northern Ireland today.

This brings the total number of positive cases to 462,870 since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health.

Over the past seven days, the Department said 37,419 individuals have tested positive in Northern Ireland.

Six further coronavirus-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland on Monday.

The death toll from the Department of Health now stands at 3,014.

The fatalities are said to have occurred during the current reporting period.

According to figures released on Monday, there are currently 387 Covid-19 confirmed patients in hospital and 31 in intensive care.

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Meanwhile, a number of Northern Ireland schools have announced that some year groups will have to return to remote learning this week due to staff pressures.

It comes as the Education Minister Michelle McIlveen is expected to outline plans to keep children safe in schools amid the latest surge of Covid-19 cases in the community at a plenary sitting of the Stormont Assembly later on Monday.

A recall motion was submitted by Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan last week and was backed by SDLP and Alliance Party members.

Ms McIlveen has said she wants schools here to remain open.

On Friday, Belfast Model School for Girls announced that due to Covid-related staff absences, Year 10 students will remain at home and learn remotely on Monday and Tuesday.

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