June 20, 2021

COVID-19 LATEST: Fourth person dies as 121 new cases are confirmed

A fourth person has died from the coronavirus as 121 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

The Department of Health confirmed the latest fatality and coronavirus cases shortly after 6pm. It brings to 906 the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Meanwhile, a second patient with Covid-19 has died in Northern Ireland. The elderly patient had an underlying medical condition and was being treated in hospital, Stormont’s health department said.

In the UK, a further 47 people died after testing positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 281.

The number of confirmed cases in Britain rose to 5,683 from 5,018 yesterday.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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