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Weekly update on Covid-19 on Northern Ireland

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 13 new outbreaks reported in week 23, which is a marked increase from the previous week.

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

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 prevalence and incidence in recent weeks.

In the most recent study week (week ending 11th June 2022), the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 42,900 (95% credible interval: 32,600 to 54,300). This equates to 2.34% of the population, or around 1 in 45 people.

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 25 June 2022.


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