Sharp rise in Coronavirus cases with two in intensive care

Tue, 11/08/2020 - 16:29 -- Editor

Health Minister Robin Swann has expressed his concern at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland.

The dashboard today has reported 48 new cases in the past 24 hours with the number of people testing positive over the past seven days now at 194.

Mr Swann stated: “I am concerned about the rise in positive cases in recent days.  We now have an average of over 27 new positive cases per day compared to approximately three per day a few short weeks ago.

“It is very concerning that nine people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19, two of which are currently in ICU."