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Friday, August 12, 2022

Second persons died from COVID-19 in N.I.

A second person who tested positive for COVID-19 in Northern Ireland has died.

The patient was elderly and had underlying health problems, placing them in an at risk group.

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Making the announcement, Health Minister Robin Swann said:

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“My deepest condolences go to the friends and family of this patient. This heart-breaking news should bring it home to every one of us that coronavirus is a real and present danger across our community.

“It is essential that we all follow the public health advice on keeping a safe distance, washing our
hands and staying at home. We all must ensure we reduce our social interactions and we must not make unnecessary visits or take unnecessary journeys.

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“We have received concerning reports of a minority of people who are flouting our social distancing advice. These behaviours are putting the people themselves, their families and their
friends and neighbours at risk.

“Coronavirus is a threat across generations and all walks of life. We all need to unite to fight against it.”

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