Friday’s update: One further Covid-related death in Northern Ireland in last day

THERE has been a further Covid-related death in Northern Ireland in the last day.

The death was in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area.

The number of people who have died in Northern Ireland is now 544 according to Department of Health statistics.

The total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began stands at 4,866.

There were three new cases detected in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours out of 812 people tested.

There have been 332 cases of coronavirus reported in Mid & East Antrim since the pandemic began – no rise in the last day; 410 in Antrim and Newtownabbey – no rise in the last 24 hours – and 249 in Causeway Coast & Glens – no rise.

The total number of people who have died in Mid & East Antrim since the pandemic started is 42 according to Department of Health statistics.

The Health Department says there have been 57 deaths in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 38 in Causeway Coast and Glens.

Two sets of statistics are produced – the Department of Health gives out daily updates – while NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency) releases one report each week – on Fridays.

Today’s NISRA figures show there have been 52 Covid-related deaths in Mid & East Antrim since the outbreak began; 82 in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 70 in Causeway Coast & Glens.

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) recorded 802 deaths in total. 20 deaths were registered in the week ending 12 June, it said.

The Health Department’s daily numbers mostly reflect hospital deaths and where patients had tested positive for the virus, whereas NISRA’s weekly figures cover all fatalities in which coronavirus has been recorded on the death certificate

Out of the 802 Covid-related deaths recorded by NISRA, of this total, 407 (50.7%) took place in hospital, 340 (42.3%) in care homes, eight (1.0%) in hospices and 47 (5.9%) at residential addresses or other locations.

The 348 deaths which occurred in care homes and hospices involved 78 separate establishments.

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to 12th June was 540.

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.

Further analysis, which includes deaths of care home residents in hospital shows that of the 412 deaths of care home residents involving COVID-19 in the year to date to 12th June 2020, 82.5% (340) occurred in a care home, with the remaining 72 occurring in hospital.

On this basis, deaths of care home residents account for 51.4% of all COVID-19 related deaths; however, no assumptions can be made in relation to where or when the deceased contracted the disease, NISRA says.

Separate analyses based on the date of death registration, shows that the provisional number of total deaths from all causes registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 12th June 2020 (week 23) was 292, 12 fewer than in week 22 and one less than the 5-year average of 293.

Over the last eleven weeks in total, 972 ‘excess deaths’ (deaths above the average for the corresponding period in previous years) have been registered in Northern Ireland, with the number of ‘excess deaths’ in the year to date to 12th June totalling 713.

COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate for 21 (7.2%) of the 292 deaths registered in week 23. This is the first weekly increase in the number of registered COVID-19 related deaths (one more than in week 22) in seven weeks, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths registered in the calendar year 2020 to 795.

Persons aged 75 and over accounted for two-thirds (66.4%) of all deaths and 79.6% of COVID‑19 related deaths registered this calendar year up to 12th June.

For COVID-19 related deaths, those with an address in Belfast Local Government District (LGD) accounted for 234 (29.4%) of the 795 deaths registered in the calendar year to 12th June.

 

 

 

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