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132 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Belfast

The number of coronavirus cases in Belfast increased by 132 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.
File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.

The number of coronavirus cases in Belfast increased by 132 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 127,608 cases had been confirmed in Belfast when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 21 (Thursday), up from 127,476 on Wednesday.

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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 was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Belfast.

The dashboard shows 621 people had died in the area by April 21 (Thursday) – up from 620 on Wednesday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on four the previous week.

They were among 3,402 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 Belfast.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.