Mapping coronavirus in Northern Ireland: How many confirmed cases are there in your council area?

According to the Department of Health, 519 people are being treated in hospitals across Northern Ireland, while 6,808 have been discharged since the start of the outbreak. To date, 534 people have sadly died.

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General view of shoppers in Belfast city centre this morning as members of the public begin to wear face masks in response to Covid-19. Photo by Kelvin Boyes  / Press Eye.

General view of shoppers in Belfast city centre this morning as members of the public begin to wear face masks in response to Covid-19. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

General view of shoppers in Belfast city centre this morning as members of the public begin to wear face masks in response to Covid-19. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

The epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Northern Ireland has been Belfast where there have been 1,311 confirmed cases and 159 deaths recorded by the Department of Health to date.

You can check the latest number of confirmed cases and deaths in your council area by clicking on the map or by typing the name of your council in the search box.

The virus originated in the Wuhan province in China at the end of 2019, and the first confirmed case was reported in Northern Ireland on February 27.

By March 21, more than 100 confirmed cases had been reported. On March 25, the number of confirmed cases exceeded 200. On May 8, it topped 4,000.

The first hospital death in Northern Ireland was reported on March 19 and a week later, by March 26, that increased to 10.

And by April 6, there were over 1,000 cases and 70 confirmed deaths. By April 15, the death toll had sadly doubled to reach 140. The death toll in Northern Ireland passed 200 on April 20. On May 1, it hit 365 and exceeded 400 on May 5. It now stands at 534.

On May 26, it was announced that no Covid-19 deaths had been registered in Northern Ireland for the first time since March 18.

According to NISRA, over half of Northern Ireland's Covid-19 related deaths have come from care home residents since the start of the outbreak.

There was criticism of health authorities for not testing enough people after contact tracing was stopped in March. Testing facilities have since been built around Northern Ireland, and contact tracing has now restarted and has been scaled up.

On April 3 the number of cases around the world hit one million, with over 50,000 confirmed deaths. A week later, by April 10, the official global death toll passed 100,000. According to the Johns Hopkins' Coronavirus Resource Centre, there are now over 6.4m confirmed cases globally, and more than 380,000 people have died. Over 2.75m people have recovered from the infection across the world.

Throughout April the epicentre of the pandemic moved from Europe to the US, where more than 1.8 million cases have been recorded and over 106,000 people have died. In the UK, the death toll has exceeded 39,000, surpassing Italy's to become the highest in Europe and the second highest in the world. Over 1,600 people have died in the Republic of Ireland.

At the end of May, Brazil, where more than 31,000 people have died, emerged as a new epicentre of the global pandemic.

This article is regularly updated.

Belfast Telegraph