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Weekly update on Covid-19 in Northern Ireland – Friday 22 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 28; therefore no change in the number of new outbreaks compared to the previous week.

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

In the week ending July 17 2022 (Week 28), the number of new infection episodes detected through clinical and routine testing was 4956, a decrease from 7052 the previous week.

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

All local government districts and all ages have had a decrease in cases. Episode rates per 100,000 population were highest in 40-49 year-olds (382.3 per 100,000 population).

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

In the study week ending 14 July 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 88400 (95% credible interval: 63100 to 117500).

This equates to 4.82% of the population or around 1 in 20 people.

This has decreased from 1 in 17 people the previous week.

Below: Episode rate per 100,000 population by Local Government District (LGD), for week 28 2022.

The next weekly update will be published on Friday 29 July 2022.


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