NI infections are 38% greater than they were this time last week - six additional Covid-19 deaths recorded in 24 hours

The number of individuals testing positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland has increased by almost 40 per cent in the last seven days, the latest data from the Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed.

Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 3:14 pm

The DoH dashboard reported 351 new infections on Tuesday December 8 but on Tuesday December 15 the number of new infections jumped to 486 - this represents an increase of 135 (38.4%).

The latest data on the Covid-19 dashboard also shows that the number of infections reported on Tuesday was 67 more than what had been reported on Monday - this equates to a 16% increase.

The total number of people to test positive for Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 59,121.

Covid-19 infections continue to rise in Northern Ireland.

The Covid-19 dashboard also confirmed six additional Covid-19 related deaths had been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

It takes the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland to 1,135.