12 Covid-19 deaths and 670 cases in Northern Ireland

There have been twelve more coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

It brings the official death toll since the pandemic began to 1,716.

There have also been 670 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed from tests on 2,853 people.

At present there are 810 confirmed coronavirus patients in hospitals in Northern Ireland.

66 of these are receiving treatment in intensive care units, 46 of whom are on ventilators.

The average seven-day infection rate per 100,000 for Northern Ireland is 284.6.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon remains the area with highest rate, 510.1, while Derry and Strabane remains lowest on 159.3