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60 further coronavirus cases in Mid Ulster

The number of coronavirus cases in Mid Ulster increased by 60 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show.

File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.
File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.

The number of coronavirus cases in Mid Ulster increased by 60 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show.

A total of 56,234 cases had been confirmed in Mid Ulster when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 3 (Tuesday), up from 56,174 on Friday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Mid Ulster, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 37,753 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Northern Ireland average of 37,368.

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 four-day period in Mid Ulster.

The dashboard shows 315 people had died in the area by May 3 (Tuesday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on one the previous week.

They were among 3,423 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 Mid Ulster.

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.