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.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: "This heart-breaking news should bring it home to every one of us that coronavirus is a real and present danger across our community."

He said a minority of people continue to flout social distancing advice designed to minimise the coronavirus spread.

Mr Swann added: "These behaviours are putting the people themselves, their families and their friends and neighbours at risk.

"Coronavirus is a threat across generations and all walks of life.

"We all need to unite to fight against it."

There were 20 new positives cases of the virus in Northern Ireland as of 2pm today, bringing the total to 128. The total number of tests completed is 2,484.

There are 906 cases in the Republic making a total of 1,034 on the island of Ireland.

Around 80% of cases of Covid-19 will be a mild to moderate illness, close to 14% have severe disease and around 6% are critical.

Generally, you need to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person, within 1-2 metres, to be considered at-risk or a close contact.