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22 deaths and 905 new cases of coronavirus

Maeve Connolly

A further 22 people have died and 905 people have tested positive for Covid-19, the Department of Health has confirmed.

Four of the deaths were outside the most recent 24-hour reporting period. The death toll stands at 1,671.

There are 832 people in hospital who have tested positive for coronavirus, with 67 of them in intensive care and all but 10 on ventilators.

The seven-day infection rate is 313.2, down from 446.9 in the seven days up to January 12. Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council area continues to have the highest rate of infection (576.6) with Derry City and Strabane now recording the lowest rate (165.9).     

There are coronavirus cases in 138 care homes across the north.

5,893 people have tested positive in the past seven days with 42,678 people tested in total.

Meanwhile, 61 further deaths and 2,488 new cases were confirmed today in the Republic. There are 210 people in ICU.


Seven-day infection rate per council area (January 13-19)  - average is 313.2

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon  -  576.6    

Mid Ulster  -  470.4

Newry, Mourne and Down -  374.6

Antrim and Newtownabbey  -  291.6

Fermanagh and Omagh -  278.2

Mid and East Antrim  -  261.2

Belfast  -  244.7

Lisburn and Castlereagh - 203.9

Causeway Coast and Glens  -  194.1

Ards and North Down  -  184

Derry City and Strabane   -  165.9


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