17 May 2020 at 3:40pm
Three more coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland Credit: PA
A further three people who have tested positive for coronavirus have died in
The Department of Health's recorded toll of deaths, most of which occurred in hospitals, rose to 476 on Sunday.
The true total in the region will be larger, once fatalities registered in the
community are accounted for.
A technical issue with the department's reporting system meant the latest
numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases were not announced on Sunday along with the fatalities.
On Saturday, the total of confirmed positive results in the region stood at
These figures come as garden centres and household recycling facilities are making preparations to reopen on Monday.
Angling will also be permitted at the start of the week as Northern Ireland takes its first tentative steps out of lockdown.
Marriages involving someone with a terminal illness can also go ahead.
Stormont's leaders are expected to announce a series of further relaxations on Monday afternoon with the region expected to formally move to phase one of its five-step exit plan.
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Last updated Sun 17 May 2020