Mapping the coronavirus in Northern Ireland: COVID cases by location and seven-day rolling average

Belfast has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Ireland, which has so far recorded 58,602 confirmed cases and 530 deaths by the Department of Health.

You can check the number of confirmed cases and the total number of deaths in your council area so far and in the last seven days by clicking on the map or typing the name of your council in the search box. The map visualizes the rates of positive cases per 100,000 population in the last seven days to highlight the current hotspots.

The virus originated in China’s Wuhan province in late 2019, and the first confirmed case was reported in Northern Ireland on February 27, 2020.

As of March 21, there were over 100 confirmed cases. On March 25, the number of confirmed cases exceeded 200. On May 8, it was above 4,000. By the end of that month it crossed 5,000 confirmed cases and reached only 6,000 in early August after slowing infection rates in June and July.

But by the end of August, the number of confirmed infections reached 7,000 after a significant increase in the rate of transmission of the virus.

In September, the number of confirmed cases first exceeded 8,000 and then topped 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 as authorities imposed tighter restrictions across Northern Ireland. On 9 October, Northern Ireland recorded more than 1,000 new cases of the virus in a single day for the first time. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at over 318,947.

The first hospital death was reported in Northern Ireland on 19 March last year and rose to 10 a week later by 26 March.

And by 6 April, there were over 1,000 cases and 70 confirmed deaths. By 15 April, the death toll had doubled to 140. The death toll in Northern Ireland rose to 200 on 20 April. It peaked at 365 on 1 May and exceeded 400 on 5 May. On December 1, it crossed the 1,000 mark. ,

On Friday, January 15, the Department of Health reported 26 deaths – the highest daily total.

The death toll now stands at 2,875.

According to Nisra, more than half of Northern Ireland’s COVID-19-related deaths came from care home residents at the height of the first wave.

Health officials were criticized for not testing enough people after contact tracing was halted in March. Testing facilities have since been built around Northern Ireland, and contact tracing has now resumed and is scaled up. A contact tracing app has also been launched for Northern Ireland.

The number of cases worldwide reached one million with over 50,000 confirmed deaths on 3 April 2020. A week later, by 10 April, the official global death toll passed 100,000.

There are now more than 262 million confirmed cases globally, and more than 5.2 million people have died, according to Johns Hopkins’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

The epicenter of the pandemic moved from Europe to the US since April, where more than 48.4 million cases have been reported and more than 778,000 people have died. The third wave of cases was recorded after a challenging summer.

In April 2021, India became the second most affected country after the US. Officially, India has over 34.5 million cases and over 468,000 deaths, but it is believed the true figures may be higher.

In the UK, where confirmed cases so far exceed 10 million, the official death toll has exceeded 145,000 and includes people who died within 28 days of testing positive in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The death toll in Britain is the highest in Western Europe. A total of 5,652 people have died in the Republic of Ireland with over 564k cases.

This article is updated regularly.

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