TEN thousand individuals in Tyrone council areas have tested positive for Covid-19.
The three council areas which cover Tyrone have recorded a combined total of 10,559 positive Covid cases since the outbreak began, with 192 new cases identified.
Mid Ulster District Council area is experiencing a drastic increase in Covid cases and currently has the highest infection rate in the North giving a seven day rate of 448.8 per 100,000. In the past seven days, Mid Ulster has recorded 662 new Covid cases, bringing the total number of cases to 3,554.
Recent figures released by the Department of Health show that Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) has recorded 5,536 cases with 534 of those cases identified in the past seven days.
DCSDC currently has the second highest infection rate in the North.
Femanagh and Omagh District Council area has recorded a total of 1,469 cases since the outbreak began, with 229 individuals testing positive in the past seven days.
Teachers and pupils returned to school on Monday following the closure on October 19 for an extended Halloween break as part of Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the executive.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second lockdown for England, while last week, medical leaders here said there was clear indication that the tough Covid19 restrictions which have been imposed across the North are working.
The tough restrictions are set to end on November 13 with First Minister Arlene Foster confirming that it looked like the North’s current restrictions will end ‘as planned.’
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