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People warned to be ‘exceptionally careful’ in interactions amid increase in Covid-19 cases among older people

Public Health Officials have expressed concern at a recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among older people.

The majority of Covid-19 cases in August were among young people, with a median age of around 30 years, but there has been an increase in cases among older people in the last week.

Professor Philip Nolan said 70 cases of the virus among over-75s were reported in the past fortnight, compared to “almost none” at the start of August.

Nolan said in the last week or so there has been an increase in the number of cases among the older and more vulnerable groups.

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