One more coronavirus death in NI - total now stands at 537

One further death related to Covid-19 has been recorded in Northern Ireland by the Department of Health.

The death toll has risen by one in NI
The death toll has risen by one in NI

It brings the total number of deaths to 537, as of 10am on Saturday.

Fourteen more people tested positive for the virus, meaning there have been 4,790 total infections in Northern Ireland.

So far this week Northern Ireland has reported 74 new infections and 14 new deaths. In the previous week 146 infections and 17 deaths were reported.

As the infection rate continues to fall, vulnerable people advised to shield will be allowed outdoors from Monday.

Large retailers including car showrooms and shops in retail parks can also reopen, and outdoor weddings with 10 people present will be allowed.

The executive has also confirmed that from Monday, anyone who enters Northern Ireland from outside the Common Travel Area will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Last week, ministers said the R-number in Northern Ireland was sitting at 0.9.