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32 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Causeway Coast and Glens

The number of coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens increased by 32 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens increased by 32 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 47,301 cases had been confirmed in Causeway Coast and Glens when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 5 (Thursday), up from 47,269 on Wednesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Causeway Coast and Glens, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 32,634 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the Northern Ireland average of 37,407.

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 Causeway Coast and Glens.

The dashboard shows 277 people had died in the area by May 5 (Thursday) – up from 276 on Wednesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 3,425 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 Causeway Coast and Glens.

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