Mid Ulster Covid-19 deaths has risen to 25

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Mid Ulster has risen to 25, according to the latest statistics published by the Department of Health.

Monday, 18th May 2020, 3:24 pm

The data reveals that 2,205 people in the district have now been tested for the virus with 207 of them testing positive.

The vast majority of those tested - 2,296 - were negative. There were two indeterminate tests.

A total of 482 people in Northern Ireland have now died from Covid-19 with 4,401 confirmed cases by the Department of Health.

Testing for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that Covid-19 testing will be made available to all care home residents and staff across Northern Ireland.

The minister said it is intended to complete the roll-out of testing to all residents next month. In addition, a rolling testing programme for all staff will be put in place.

Mr Swann added that there are “some important sensitivities” to be addressed such as the human rights considerations of residents.

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