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116 further coronavirus cases in Ards and North Down

The number of coronavirus cases in Ards and North Down increased by 116 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 Ards and North Down increased by 116 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 53,066 cases had been confirmed in Ards and North Down when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 7 (Thursday), up from 52,950 on Wednesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Ards and North Down, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 32,746 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the Northern Ireland average of 36,635.

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 Ards and North Down.

The dashboard shows 212 people had died in the area by April 7 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease on four the previous week.

They were among 3,353 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 Ards and North Down.

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.