TEN more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Mid & East Antrim in the last day as new figures show 46 people have died in the Borough in relation to Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
The total number of cases in the borough since the crisis started is 326.
On Friday, the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) said their most recent statistics show there have been 46 Covid-related deaths in the Mid & East Antrim area; 73 in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 59 in Causeway Coast & Glens.
Latest NISRA figures show that, by 22nd May 2020, 716 COVID-19 related deaths had occurred in Northern Ireland, based on registrations up to 27th May 2020.
In addition to the 318 covid-19 related deaths that occurred in care homes, 62 care home residents died in hospital. Combined they account for 53.1% of all Covid-19 related deaths in the year to 22nd May 2020.
There are different statistics relating to the number of deaths regarding coronavirus with the Department of Health figure saying there have been 40 deaths in the borough and NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency) figures – which are published weekly on Fridays – putting the borough’s Covid-related death toll at 46.
The NISRA stats show there were 716 deaths related to pandemic across Northern Ireland and the Department of Health’s current figure is 521 with three of those deaths being recorded in the last day.
Of those three deaths one was in the last day and the other two happened earlier but have only been added to the figures.
The latest Department of Health statistics were issued on Friday.
The Department of Health figures show there There have been 405 cases of people testing positive for coronavirus in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 238 in the Causeway Coast and Glens area since the start of the pandemic.
Across Northern Ireland, it was revealed on Friday, there have been 17 new cases of people testing positive to in the last 24 hours to bring the total number of positive cases since the start of the crisis to 4,696.