The number of coronavirus cases in Newry, Mourne and Down increased by 22 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.
A total of 67,960 cases had been confirmed in Newry, Mourne and Down when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 6 (Friday), up from 67,938 on Thursday.
The cumulative rate of infection in Newry, Mourne and Down, which covers the whole pandemic, stands at 37,409 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the Northern Ireland average of 37,424.
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.
The end of free tests in England and Scotland means the reported number of coronavirus cases in the UK is likely to be an underestimate. However, the Office for National Statistics estimates that 2 million people had Covid-19 in the week ending April 30.
There were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Newry, Mourne and Down.
The dashboard shows 263 people had died in the area by May 6 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.
It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on one the previous week.
They were among 3,426 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.