One further Covid-19 related death confirmed in Northern Ireland

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One more person has died after contracting coronavirus in Northern Ireland.

It brings the The Department of Health's death toll to 2,133.

119 people have tested positive for the virus in the past day - out of 2,342 individuals tested. 

69 people are being treated for covid in hospitals here - 9 of whom are in intensive care units.


The latest figures released today from statistics body NISRA show there were 14 deaths involving Covid-19 in the week ending last Friday. 

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred up to 9th April 2021 has now reached 2,936.

Of the 2,936 Covid-19 related deaths, 1,934 (65.9%) took place in hospital, 772 (26.3%) in care homes, 14 (0.5%) in hospices and 216 (7.4%) at residential addresses or other locations.

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to 9th April 2021 was 2,127.

These 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.


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