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Weekly update on Covid-19 in Northern Ireland - Friday 19 August 2022



This week’s update, providing all 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: Weekly number of unique episodes of COVID-19, 2022.


The number of new episodes decreased in week 31, at 2017 from 2344 in week 30.



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


The 20-29 year-old age group also saw an increase in episode rate compared to the previous week, whilst the remaining age groups saw a decrease.


Episode rates per 100,000 population were highest in 30-39 year-olds (148.2 per 100,000 population)




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


There were 10 new outbreaks reported in week 31; an increase 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.


There has been a pause to this week’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (Friday 12th August 2022) due to changes in data collection methods. Results from the survey will next be published Friday 19th August 2022.



Below: Episode rate per 100,000 population by Local Government District (LGD), for week 30 2022.


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon and Newry, Mourne and Down saw an increase in episode rate compared to the previous week, whilst the remaining local government districts saw a decrease.



The next weekly update will be published on Friday 19 August 2022.

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