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81 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Belfast

The number of coronavirus cases in Belfast increased by 81 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Belfast increased by 81 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 128,107 cases had been confirmed in Belfast when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 27 (Wednesday), up from 128,026 on Tuesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Belfast, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 37,397 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 was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Belfast.

The dashboard shows 625 people had died in the area by April 27 (Wednesday) – up from 624 on Tuesday.

It means there have been five deaths in the past week, which is an increase on four 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 Belfast.

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