Coronavirus in Northern Ireland: one death and 605 confirmed cases as O’Neill of Sinn Fein warns of restrictions that will last last summer
Deputy Prime Minister Michelle O’Neill has warned that Northern Ireland could face restrictions that would last beyond the summer months, as another 605 positive cases have been recorded by the Department of Health.
The department has also confirmed that another death has been recorded, meaning the death toll in Northern Ireland now stands at 2,158.
Sunday’s update means a further increase in positive cases – with an increase of 72 from the figure from the previous Sunday.
There are only limited figures released by the Department of Health over the weekend. The next full update will take place on Wednesday due to the statutory holiday.
The Department of Health has confirmed that a total of 2,122,962 vaccines have been administered in Northern Ireland.
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Michelle O’Neill said the executive was closely monitoring the increase in cases, adding that restrictions could remain in the region until the fall.
“We will have a better understanding of our own situation certainly in the middle of summer and towards the end of July and may be able to predict a little further in the fall,” she told the BBC’s Sunday Politics. .
“But, I think what we would encourage the public to be to be careful. We all have to be careful when we do easements and start to have a semblance of normalcy, we all have to be careful.
“There are certainly restrictions, for example face coverings, which the health team has not given any indication at this stage. We will be discussing this on August 12 on this issue for example, but I do not think that we are “going to be able to make a decision at this point. I think we’re going to get into early fall before we get more towards the end point of being able to lift more stuff. “