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76 further coronavirus cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey

The number of coronavirus cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey increased by 76 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.
A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey increased by 76 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 54,056 cases had been confirmed in Antrim and Newtownabbey when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 14 (Thursday), up from 53,980 on Wednesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Antrim and Newtownabbey, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 37,603 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Northern Ireland average of 36,917.

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 302 people had died in the area by April 14 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is an increase on two the previous week.

They were among 3,377 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.