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More women than men now testing positive for virus

Death toll increases to 85 with 3,447 infected

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Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn (Niall Carson/PA)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn (Niall Carson/PA)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn (Niall Carson/PA)

The logjam in coronavirus testing is now leaving some patients waiting two weeks to find out if they are positive for the virus.

More women than men are testing positive for the virus for the first time, as 14 more families were yesterday left mourning a loved one who died from infection.

The death toll has now risen to 85 after 10 more people died in the east and another four in the south.