Friday’s update: 8 new covid cases in Mid & East Antrim

THERE were 8 new covid cases reported in Mid & East Antrim in the last day.

The figure in the Borough the previous day was 6.

The number of new cases in Northern Ireland in the last day was 108.

The figure the previous day in Northern Ireland was 95.

There was one further death in Northern Ireland of a person who had tested positive for covid in the previous 28 days.

The person who died was from the Belfast area and was aged 80 or over.

The number of people who have died within 28 days of a positive covid test in the Mid & East Antrim Borough since the start of the pandemic is 219.

There have been 2,145 covid-related deaths in Northern Ireland since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health.

The 8 new covid cases in Mid & East Antrim Borough brings the total number of cases in the area since the start of the pandemic to 7,728.

The number of cases since the start of the pandemic in Northern Ireland is now 120,195.

Statistics show a weekly breakdown of new cases by postcode areas – for example the BT42 and BT43 areas which take in the Ballymena district – had 8 and 8 between April 19-April 25. The previous weekly figures were 13 and 5.

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