A FURTHER two deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in the North of Ireland, the Department of Health has announced.
There have been 129 new cases diagnosed over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 8,631 in here since the pandemic erupted in March.
The death toll is now 573 which were mostly in hospitals.
A man and a woman died as a result of Coronavirus in this reporting period over the past 24 hours. Both were in the 60-79 age bracket with both of the deaths taking place in hospital.
In hospitals in the North of Ireland, there are 21 confirmed inpatients, with three patients in Intensive Care Units.
There are 25 active care home outbreaks and 190 outbreaks have been closed.
There have been 61 positives cases in the last seven days up until September 15 in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.
Figures show that 37 of those cases were in the 20-2=39 age group which is reflected across the ten other councils in the North.
Of the 641 positive cases recorded across all 11 councils in the North of Ireland in the last seven days, 264 were in the 20-39 age group.