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34 further coronavirus cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey

The number of coronavirus cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey increased by 34 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

The number of coronavirus cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey increased by 34 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 54,666 cases had been confirmed in Antrim and Newtownabbey when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 27 (Wednesday), up from 54,632 on Tuesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Antrim and Newtownabbey, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 38,027 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Northern Ireland average of 37,279.

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, if one person tests positive for the virus more than 90 days after the first infection, two infection episodes will be recorded, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

There were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Antrim and Newtownabbey.

The dashboard shows 304 people had died in the area by April 27 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 3,414 deaths recorded across Northern Ireland.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Antrim and Newtownabbey.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.