Newry, Mourne and Down currently has the highest percentage of positive Covid tests in Northern Ireland. They have a positive test result rate of 12.6%. There have been 12,495 Covid tests carried out from Monday, November 29 to Sunday, December 5, 2021, with 1577 people testing positive.

What percentage of Covid tests are coming back positive in your area in the first week of December?

With cases of Coronavirus in Northern Ireland still on the rise, we explore what percentage of Covid tests came back positive last week.

By Sarah McCann, Search and Trends Writer
Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 11:18 am

The Covid-19 case rates have been published for the week Monday, November 29 to Sunday, December 5, 2021.

According to the Northern Ireland Covid Dashboard there were 12,867 positive test results in the last week.

Northern Ireland has the highest infection rates in the UK, with on average 622 cases per 100,000 people.

The positive test rate hasn't fallen bellow 1,000 cases per day since Thursday, July 15, 2021.

The council district with the highest percentage of positive tests is Newry, Mourne and Down with a positive percentage of 12.6%.

This is closely followed by Derry City and Strabane at 11.3%.

The council district with the lowest percentages of positive tests is Ards and North Down at 9.1%.

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