NISRA records one death related to Covid-19 last week

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NISRA figures recorded one death last week

By Q Radio News

Official figures show that one covid-19 related death occurred in Northern Ireland last week. 

It brings the death toll according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency to 2 thousand, 9 hundred and 80 up until the 18th of June.

In comparison, the department of health recorded 2155 deaths up until the same date. 

People aged over 75 and made up 76.1% of the 2,979 Covid‑19 related deaths registered between 19th March 2020 and 18th June 2021.

The department of health figures are based on patients having previously tested positive for the virus, whereas the NISRA figures are based on the information entered on death certificates completed by medical professionals.

They may or may not have previously tested positive for the virus and therefore include both confirmed and suspected cases, and where Covid-19 was either a contributor to or the main cause of death.

Over the period of the pandemic, Antrim & Newtownabbey, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid-Ulster Local Government Districts have had higher proportions of Covid-19 related deaths compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland.

However, Ards and North Down and Fermanagh and Omagh both have relatively low shares of registered Covid-19 related deaths when compared to the proportion of Northern Ireland deaths registered in those areas.

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