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128 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Fermanagh and Omagh

The number of coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh increased by 128 in the last five days, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh increased by 128 in the last five days, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 42,200 cases had been confirmed in Fermanagh and Omagh when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 19 (Tuesday), up from 42,072 on Thursday, the last working day before the Easter bank holiday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Fermanagh and Omagh, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 35,965 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the Northern Ireland average of 37,059.

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 five-day period in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The dashboard shows 156 people had died in the area by April 19 (Tuesday) – up from 155 on Thursday.

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

They were among 3,391 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 Fermanagh and Omagh.

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

Figures reported today are likely to lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the bank holiday.