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33 further coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens

The number of coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens increased by 33 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

The number of coronavirus cases in Causeway Coast and Glens increased by 33 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 46,854 cases had been confirmed in Causeway Coast and Glens when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 20 (Wednesday), up from 46,821 on Tuesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Causeway Coast and Glens, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 32,326 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the Northern Ireland average of 37,090.

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 Causeway Coast and Glens.

The dashboard shows 274 people had died in the area by April 20 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 3,393 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.