Covid NI: What percentage of Covid 19 tests are coming back positive in Northern Ireland in your area?

With cases of Coronavirus in Northern Ireland still on the rise, we explore what percentage of Covid test results are coming back positive in your area.

By Sarah McCann, Search and Trends Writer
Monday, 18th October 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 25th October 2021, 5:10 pm

With Covid restrictions due to ease at the end of October, how many positive test results are there in your area?

Northern Ireland Covid Dashboard

The NI Covid Dashboard records positive test results from the past seven days - Monday, October 11 to Sunday, October 17, 2021,

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon has the highest rate with 13.5% of tests coming back positive for Covid.

The latest results show how many positive test results per population there are, in every district council in Northern Ireland.

The council district with the highest percentage of positive tests is Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon with a positive percentage of 13.1%.

This is closely followed by Fermanagh and Omagh at 11.7% and Causeway, Coast and Glens at 11.5%.

The council district with the lowest percentages of positive tests is Ards and North Down at 8.9%.

NISRA reports a rise in Covid related deaths

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) said the virus was mentioned on the death certificates of 38 people, up to Friday 15 October.

That is 10 more than the previous week and brings the agency's total to 3,539.

Restrictions set to ease from Sunday, October 31, 2021

From Sunday, October 31, 2021 social distancing in bars and restaurants in Northern Ireland will be lifted, allowing nightclubs to open their doors.

Restrictions on dancing are also being removed, allowing people to finally take to the dancefloor for the first time since the global pandemic.

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