COVID con­cerns

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North­ern Ire­land’s chief sci­en­tific ad­vi­sor, Pro­fes­sor Ian Young, has said that the num­ber of COVID-19 cases in the re­gion is ris­ing rapidly. Through­out July, North­ern Ire­land de­tected just 237 pos­i­tive cases of the disease, but just last week there were 242. Pro­fes­sor Young said that since there had been no deaths and only a few pa­tients with COVID-19 in hos­pi­tals, peo­ple are for­get­ting the im­por­tance of so­cial dis­tanc­ing.

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