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

The number of coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh increased by 93 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.
A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Fermanagh and Omagh increased by 93 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 41,430 cases had been confirmed in Fermanagh and Omagh when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 1 (Friday), up from 41,337 on Thursday.

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Free testing will continue during April in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and until the summer in Wales.

But from April, it has ended for millions of people in England with most people now needing to shop on the high street for paid-for tests if they want them.

The cumulative rate of infection in Fermanagh and Omagh, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 35,309 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the Northern Ireland average of 36,300.

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.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 69,449 over the period, to 21,216,874.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Fermanagh and Omagh.

The dashboard shows 152 people had died in the area by April 1 (Friday) – up from 151 on Thursday.

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

They were among 3,329 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.