The Department of Health have confirmed that a further nine people have died from Coronavirus while they have announced 59 new cases.
That brings the total number of deaths to 1,651 while the confirmed number of cases now stands at 24,929.
Data as of midnight on Thursday show that 3,729 people have been hospitalised with the virus while 408 of those cases have been admitted to intensive care.
The median agen of those confiemd is 48 while 7,955 of the almost 25,000 cases are associated with healthcare workers.
Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission makes up 39%, close contacts 58% and travel abroad 2%.
The nine deaths reported today mean that that figure has now been below 10 for six of the past seven days while the 59 new cases – though up 20 on yesterday’s figure and up 13 on Thursday’s – is the second highest of the past week.
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