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Mid and East Antrim sees biggest increase in coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

The Mid and East Antrim council area has the biggest rise in coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland over the past 24 hours.

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The latest statistics from the Department of Health show an increase of 10 cases in the region since yesterday - the largest increase of all 11 council areas.

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Mid and East Antrim has also seen the biggest spike in the past seven days with a total of 80 new cases, compared to 72 in Belfast.

Commenting on the numbers, East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs said: "Our Mid & East Antrim Council area now has highest new Covid-19 infections, over last seven days, in Northern Ireland.

"Take this seriously, act now to reduce likelihood of local lockdown. Social distance, wash hands regularly, wear a face covering where required."