THE Public Health Agency has announced that a further seven people with Coronavirus in the North of Ireland have died since yesterday.
It brings the overall total here to 70.
The figures are correct as of 11 am today, Monday, April 6.
Some 254 people have been tested and there are 69 new cases.
A total of 8,740 people across the North have now been tested.
There have now been a total of 1,158 positive COVID-19 cases.
So far, there has been one confirmed case of Coronavirus in Derry.
A resident at the Owen Mor care home on the city’s Culmore Road died last week from the lethal virus.
There are now 51 confirmed Coronavirus cases in the Derry and Strabane council area.
At a COVID-19 press conference this afternoon, Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the North of Ireland is now entering a “crucial period” in the fight against Coronavirus.
“We have to do everything we can, and we need to reinforce the message again.
“This is not an Easter week holiday, or a time for people to be relaxing.
“It is a time for people to follow the letter of the law, the advice they have been given to stay at home and try to stop the spread.”