Coronavirus NI: Nine more people test positive bringing total confirmed cases to 5,868 - find out WHERE cases are located - 16 clusters of infection reported by PHA

Another 9 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in NI in the last 24 hours, according to the Department of Health dashboard.

By Gemma Murray
Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 10:20 am

The Department of Health dashboard shows there are three new cases in the Causeway Coast and Glens area in the past 24 hours.

The council areas which have all seen one new case are Ards and North Down; Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon; Belfast; Lisburn and Castlereagh; Mid and East Antrim; and Newry, Mourne and Down.

However the biggest increase in cases over the past seven days has occurred in Causeway Coast and Glens council area, with 25 cases.

The latest statistics also reveal that the total number of people to have tested positive in NI stands at 5,868.

According to the dashboard 76 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days.

No further deaths have been reported - leaving the death toll at 556.

As of today there are 6 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NI nursing homes - and 9 suspected cases.

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Two people are fighting for their lives with coronavirus in ICU.

Earlier it was reported that the PHA has identified 16 clusters of Covid-19 infection in Northern Ireland since the contact tracing scheme went live in late May.

The agency said 133 cases have been identified and that six clusters had more than five cases associated with them.

Clusters are defined as two or more laboratory test-confirmed cases of Covid-19 among individuals associated with a key setting. A key setting is a workplace, educational establishment or similar setting.

Because transmission risk is highest within a household, linked cases within one house are not reported as clusters.

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