Coronavirus: seven confirmed deaths in Northern Ireland


Magdalene Mitchell

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Magdalene Mitchell died on Tuesday

The death toll from coronavirus in Northern Ireland has reached seven people, health officials have confirmed.

This means that two other people have died since yesterday’s official announcement.

One who died was an 80-year-old resident of a nursing home who fell ill with the virus on Thursday and died five days later on Tuesday.

Magdalene Mitchell’s granddaughter, Jenny, told BBC Radio Ulster that she is very much loved.

The Public Health Agency has confirmed that at 11.15 GMT on Wednesday there were 37 new confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 209.

The Nolan Show said on Wednesday morning that two people had been taken to hospital after being tested positive at the Bradley Manor nursing home in Belfast, where Mrs. Mitchell was a resident.

The house said it was treating the situation “very seriously” and had put in place a number of measures, including taking the temperature of all residents at least twice a day, as well as using ” improved cleaning and disinfection procedures throughout the facility. ” .

“Not just a statistic”

Her family said they wanted her named.

He followed the family of Ruth Burke, the fifth person to die at NI with a coronavirus, saying on Tuesday that they did not want to be remembered just as a statistic.

Her daughter Brenda said it was heartbreaking not to be able to see her in her coffin and kiss her.


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