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148 further coronavirus cases and one more death recorded in Newry, Mourne and Down

The number of coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 148 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.
A Coronavirus testing centre in Dalston, east London. There were a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Saturday, taking the overall number to 429,277. A further 34 deaths were recorded.

The number of coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 148 over the weekend, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 66,951 cases had been confirmed in Newry, Mourne and Down when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on April 11 (Monday), up from 66,803 on Friday.

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The cumulative rate of infection in Newry, Mourne and Down, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 36,853 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Northern Ireland average of 36,791.

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 over the weekend in Newry, Mourne and Down.

The dashboard shows 259 people had died in the area by April 11 (Monday) – up from 258 on Friday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on three the previous week.

They were among 3,367 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.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.