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‘This virus hasn’t gone away’ – No deaths but 21 positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in NI over weekend

There were no Covid-19 deaths reported over the weekend, according to the Department of Health.

It means the death toll remains at 556 for the fifteenth straight day, with the previous recorded fatality coming on July 12.

The were 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus over the weekend, bringing that total to 5,912.

Meanwhile, SDLP MLA Justin McNulty says the GAA face “a very different challenge in ensuring club and volunteer safety with the return to training and to competitive action”.

His comments come as Killeavy GAA reported several positive cases last week, prompting the Club to postpone all activities.

“The GAA has been to the fore in the battle against Covid19,” said Mr McNulty. “They have stepped up when needed and assisted in community efforts across this island.

“We have had a number of clubs, both north and south, cease activities because of localised outbreaks.

“I appreciate this will be concerning and for some frustrating, but I would appeal to club members, players and supporters to work with clubs and their officials in the time ahead.

“We need to be mindful of the health of our communities. This virus hasn’t gone away and we need to be vigilant as we return to our new normal ensuring that public health guidance and regulations are followed in every community.”

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