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The Ministry of Health has reported three more deaths from the coronavirus.

Saturday’s dashboard update showed that the death toll in Northern Ireland now stands at 2,029.

And as of 10 a.m. Saturday, February 20, the department says the number of people who have tested positive for the virus is 110,716.

The department reported a daily increase in new positive cases of 276 – and a weekly increase of 2,070.

There are currently 47 coronavirus patients in intensive care units across Northern Ireland.

It was announced yesterday that all carers in Northern Ireland are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

Health Secretary Robin Swann opened up the program to everyone who is the key support for the elderly and disabled.

He encouraged her to book a shot online at one of the seven health centers.

He said: “Carers play an important role in our society and are vital to those who care for them.

“When a carer becomes ill, the needs and well-being of those they care for can be affected.”

To date, nearly half a million vaccines have been administered and a total of 466,524 doses have been administered.