A patient with Covid-19 has sadly died in a hospital in the greater Belfast area.

The patient was in their late sixties and had underlying health conditions.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “My heart goes out to the loved ones of this patient.

“This is the third tragic announcement of this kind I have had to make in recent days.

“The lethal threat from this virus is very real and we all have to do everything we can to combat it.”