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33 further coronavirus cases in Derry City and Strabane

The number of coronavirus cases in Derry City and Strabane increased by 33 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

The number of coronavirus cases in Derry City and Strabane increased by 33 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 61,682 cases had been confirmed in Derry City and Strabane when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 20 (Wednesday), up from 61,649 on Tuesday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Derry City and Strabane, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 40,820 cases per 100,000 people, far higher 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 Derry City and Strabane.

The dashboard shows 220 people had died in the area by April 20 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is a decrease 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 Derry City and Strabane.

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.