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Weekly update on Covid-19 in Northern Ireland – Friday 15 July 2022

Welcome to the new weekly update, providing the latest statistics for Covid infections in Northern Ireland.

Below: Weekly positive cases from tests conducted.

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

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

There were 18 new outbreaks reported in week 27, an increase in the number of new outbreaks compared to the previous week

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

The number of new episodes decreased in week 27, at 7051 from 7854 in week 26. All local government districts and all ages have had a decrease in cases.

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

Episode rates per 100,000 population were highest in 40-49 year-olds (552.1 per 100,000 population).

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

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey produces estimates of the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in private residential households across the UK, regardless of symptoms.

This is not affected by changes in testing policy or behaviour and is a useful indicator of the true prevalence and incidence of COVID-19. This reached its highest level at the beginning of February 2022 (7.9%).

There have been increases in prevalence and incidence in recent weeks.

In the study week ending 06 July 20222, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 107600 (95% credible interval: 86900 to 129700). This equates to 5.86% of the population or around 1 in 17 people.

This has increased slightly from 1 in 19 people the previous week.

Below: Episode rate per 100,000 population by Local Government District (LGD), for week 23 2022

The next weekly update will be published on Friday 22 July 2022.


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