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Forty-nine new Covid cases as 64 NI schools report 88 cases since beginning of new term

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There have been 49 new positive Covid cases reported across Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health.

It means there has been 607 cases in last seven days; 69 of which occurred in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough.

In Newry, Mourne and Down there has been 41 cases.

The two areas had 4,159 and 3,041 residents tested in that timeframe.

There have been no further deaths reported, meaning the total remains at 567.

Meanwhile, a total of 64 separate schools in Northern Ireland have reported Covid positive cases among staff or pupils in the first two weeks of the school term.

The Department of Education (DE) revealed the figure to the Stormont Education Committee yesterday (Tuesday).

DE had been notified of 88 positive cases in 64 schools.

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