Friday’s update: Two more cases of coronavirus are reported in Mid & East Antrim in last day

TWO more cases of coronavirus have been reported in Mid & East Antrim in the last day.

There have been 16 new cases of the virus reported across Northern Ireland out of 886 people tested.

There have been 331 cases of coronavirus reported in Mid & East Antrim since the pandemic began; 410 in Antrim and Newtownabbey – no rise in the last 24 hours – and 250 in Causeway Coast & Glens – no increase in the last day.

The total number of cases in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began is 4,838.

The Department of Health are reporting 539 deaths in Northern Ireland since the outbreak started.

There was one more death in Northern Ireland in the last day – in the Antrim & Newtownabbey area.

The Department of Health figures say there have been 41 deaths in the Mid & East Antrim Borough; 56 in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 38 in Causeway Coast & Glens since the start of the pandemic.

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.

Friday’s NISRA figures show there have been 51 Covid-related deaths in Mid & East Antrim since the outbreak began; 81 in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 67 in Causeway Coast & Glens.

According to the NISRA figures, Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland have fallen for the sixth consecutive week.

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has published its latest statistical bulletin.

By last Friday, it recorded 779 deaths in total. 20 deaths were registered 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.

The 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.

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