Latest figures reveal another 12 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland

There have been 12 deaths recorded amoung people who have tested positive Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, bringing the region’s toll to 1,166

By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th December 2020, 4:37 pm
Updated Friday, 18th December 2020, 5:09 pm

Department of Health figures have also recorded another 510 new cases of the virus.

The hospital occupancy rate is 102%.

Northern Ireland’s spiralling Covid cases are due to the “failure of society as a whole”, the First Minister has said.

COVID-19 related deaths continue to rise.

Arlene Foster also singled out Sinn Fein for criticism, claiming the attendance of senior figures at IRA veteran Bobby Storey’s funeral in June, at a time when strict limits on numbers were in place, had damaged the public health messaging.

Her remarks came after Sinn Fein deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill accused the DUP of ignoring public health advice around lockdown decisions last month.