Tuesday’s update: One death linked to Covid-19 is reported in Mid & East Antrim in last day

ONE death linked to Covid-19 in Mid & East Antrim in the last day has been registered by the Department of Health.

It was one of two deaths across Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours associated with the pandemic to bring the Health Department’s total for NI to 526 since the outbreak began.

On Friday, the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) said their most recent statistics show there had 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.

There are different statistics relating to the number of deaths regarding coronavirus with the Department of Health figure saying there have been 41 deaths in the Mid & East Antrim Borough; 55 in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 37 in Causeway Coast & Glens.

For the fourth day in a row there have been no new positive coronavirus cases reported in the Mid & East Antrim borough.

The total number out of 583 people tested across Northern Ireland who were positive in the last 24 hours was 4.

That is believed to be one of the lowest daily rises since the pandemic started.

The Department of Health say 325 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Mid & East Antrim since the outbreak started.

There have been 407 cases in Antrim and Newtownabbey – a rise of two in the last day – and 243 in Causeway Coast & Glens – no rise.

The latest Department of Health statistics were issued on Tuesday.

The 4 new cases across Northern Ireland in the last day brings the total number of people who contracted coronavirus since the pandemic began to 4,732.

 

 

 

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