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  • Writer's pictureLove Ballymena

Weekly update on Covid-19 in Northern Ireland – 8 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 20 new outbreaks reported in week 26; an increase in the number of new outbreaks compared to the previous week.

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

Below: Weekly episode rates per 100,000 population, by age group, 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 in prevalence and incidence in recent weeks.

In the study week ending 29 June 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 98,400 (95% credible interval: 82,900 to 115,100). This equates to 5.36% of the population or around 1 in 19 people. This increased from 1 in 25 people the previous week.

Below: Episode rate per 100,000 population by Local Government District (LGD), for week 26 2022

The next weekly update will be published on Friday 15 July 2022.


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