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141 new Covid cases in NI as child tests positive at Armagh primary school

Armagh CBS

A child at an Armagh city primary has tested positive for Covid-19, the school confirmed in an emailed letter to parents this morning (Monday).

Christian Brothers’ Primary on Irish Street said a P6 pupil tested positive for the coronavirus and the school has been in contact with the Educational Authority to seek guidance on how to handle the situation.

Parents have been urged to have their children tested as soon as possible.

In the letter, the school said those pupils with a negative test can return to school on Thursday morning, by which time “the class will have had a deep clean”.

The letter added: “We have to give the Public Health Authority contact details for each pupil in that class. We will supply PHA with parental name, home address and telephone numbers.

“Please, try and avoid phoning the school due to the fact that our lines will be busy trying to contact all of the parents.”

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has reported one further death over the weekend, bringing the overall total to 565.

There were 141 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, which follows on from 106 new cases on Sunday, 118 on Saturday and 61 on Friday.

In the last seven days, there has been 639 cases reported in NI in the last seven days.

Belfast and Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council areas are among the worst affected areas in the UK.

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