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105 further coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down

The number of coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 105 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 Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 105 over the bank holiday weekend, official figures show.

A total of 67,874 cases had been confirmed in Newry, Mourne and Down when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 3 (Tuesday), up from 67,769 on Friday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Newry, Mourne and Down, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 37,361 cases per 100,000 people, lower 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 Newry, Mourne and Down.

The dashboard shows 263 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 Newry, Mourne and Down.

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.