CORONAVIRUS related deaths in the North of Ireland have fallen for the sixth consecutive week, figures show.
The NI Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) has published its latest statistical bulletin today, Friday, June 12.
By last Friday, it had recorded 779 deaths in total.
The figures show that 20 deaths occurred in the week ending 5 June, it said.
NI’s Department of Health, which releases daily figures, had recorded 537 deaths in total – more than 200 fewer – by the same date.
These are mostly hospital deaths.
Nisra records all fatalities where Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate.
Its figures also show that care home residents have accounted for more than half (51.9%) of Covid-linked deaths in the North of Ireland.
The Nisra stats show there have been 27 confirmed deaths from Coronavirus in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area since the outbreak of the pandemic, the second lowest number of deaths across all 11 councils in the North of Ireland.