THE total number of COVID-19-related deaths recorded in the North of Ireland by last Friday reached 802, official figures show.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) has today published its latest weekly statistical bulletin.
There were 21 deaths registered in the week ending Friday, June 12, one more death than in the previous week.
However, the total number of all deaths registered here last week (292) was just below the average five-year rate (293).
The average five-year death rate is used to compare the number of weekly deaths that would normally be recorded in NI at this time of year.
Nisra said there had been 972 “excess deaths” registered in the North of Ireland over the last 11 weeks.
This measure captures all deaths linked to Coronavirus – the infections that were confirmed and feature in the daily figures, as well as the suspected cases that were mentioned on the death certificate.
Some will be unrecorded COVID-19 deaths, but others may be the result of the strain on healthcare systems and a variety of other factors.
The report says of the 802 deaths Nisra recorded by 12 June, 407 (50.7%) occurred in hospital; 340 (42.4%) occurred in care homes and eight (1%) occurred in hospices.
Residential addresses or another location are recorded as being the site of 47 deaths (5.9%).
The deaths in care homes and hospices involved 78 separate establishments, Nisra reported.
However, Nisra figures also show that people who live in care homes have accounted for more than half (51.4%) of COVID-linked deaths in the North of Ireland.
Of those deaths, 412 (82.5%) occurred in a care home, but 72 people whose usual address was in a care home died in hospital.
People aged over 75 accounted for almost 80% of all Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland.
There have been 27 deaths from Coronavirus in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area since the pandemic started in March.
And there have been 177 positive cases of COVID-19 within its council boundary.Tags: