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108 further coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down

The number of coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 108 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

The number of coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 108 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 66,533 cases had been confirmed in Newry, Mourne and Down when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 5 (Tuesday), up from 66,425 on Monday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Newry, Mourne and Down, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 36,623 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Northern Ireland average of 36,515.

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 Newry, Mourne and Down.

The dashboard shows 257 people had died in the area by April 5 (Tuesday) – which was unchanged from Monday.

It means there have been three deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.

They were among 3,346 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.