The number of coronavirus cases in Lisburn and Castlereagh increased by 54 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.
A total of 54,174 cases had been confirmed in Lisburn and Castlereagh when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 20 (Wednesday), up from 54,120 on Tuesday.
The cumulative rate of infection in Lisburn and Castlereagh, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 36,991 cases per 100,000 people, 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 was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Lisburn and Castlereagh.
The dashboard shows 261 people had died in the area by April 20 (Wednesday) – up from 260 on Tuesday.
It means there have been four deaths in the past week, which is an increase on two 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 Lisburn and Castlereagh.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.