The number of coronavirus cases in Lisburn and Castlereagh increased by 31 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.
A total of 54,802 cases had been confirmed in Lisburn and Castlereagh when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 6 (Friday), up from 54,771 on Thursday.
The cumulative rate of infection in Lisburn and Castlereagh, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 37,420 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the Northern Ireland average of 37,424.
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.
The end of free tests in England and Scotland means the reported number of coronavirus cases in the UK is likely to be an underestimate. However, the Office for National Statistics estimates that 2 million people had Covid-19 in the week ending April 30.
There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Lisburn and Castlereagh.
The dashboard shows 263 people had died in the area by May 6 (Friday) – up from 262 on Thursday.
It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.
They were among 3,426 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 Lisburn and Castlereagh.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.