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This week’s report for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland | Friday 5 August 2022

This week’s update, providing all the latest statistics for Covid infections in Northern Ireland.

Below: Weekly positive cases from tests conducted for last 4 weeks.

Below: Weekly positive cases per 100,000 population for Local Government Districts across Northern Ireland.

Below: Weekly number of unique episodes of COVID-19, 2022.

The number of new episodes decreased in week 30, at 2334 from 3395 in week 29.

Weekly number of unique episodes of COVID-19, 2022 by age range.

All age groups have had a decrease in cases. Episode rates per 100,000 population were highest in 40-49 year-olds (177.7 per 100,000 population).

Below: Confirmed COVID-19 care home outbreaks in Northern Ireland, 2020-22.

There were 8 new outbreaks reported in week 30; a decrease in the number of new outbreaks compared to the previous week.

Below: Estimates of the percentage of people in NI testing who would have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the study week ending 25 July 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 109800 (95% credible interval: 83500 to 138300). This equates to 5.98% of the population or around 1 in 17 people. This has decreased slightly from 1 in 16 people the previous week.

Below: Episode rate per 100,000 population by Local Government District (LGD), for week 29 2022.

All local government districts and all age groups have had a decrease in cases.

The next weekly update will be published on Friday 12 August 2022.