Tuesday’s update: Three new Covid cases reported in Mid & East Antrim in last day

Three new Covid cases have been reported in Mid & East Antrim in the last day.

There have been 9 new cases across Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

 

There have been 409 cases in Mid & East Antrim out of 9,195 people tested in the area since the pandemic started. There have been 459 cases in Antrim & Newtownabbey and 311 in Causeway Coast & Glens.

The total number of cases in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began is 5,921.

The number of people who have died across Northern Ireland since the pandemic began, according to the Department of Health, is 556.

In Mid & East Antrim since the pandemic started the number of people who died is 43 according to Department of Health statistics.

The Health Department says there have been 59 deaths in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 39 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.

The NISRA figures show there have been 57 Covid-related deaths in Mid and East Antrim since the start of the pandemic.

The NISRA statistics are up to date to July 17.

There have been 87 deaths in Antrim and Newtownabbey and 72 deaths in the Causeway Coast and Glens area since the start of the pandemic, according to NISRA.

Latest figures published on Friday by NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency show there have been 850 COVID-19 related deaths across Northern Ireland.

Of this total, 446 (52.5%) took place in hospital, 347 (40.8%) in care homes, eight (0.9%) in hospices and 49 (5.8%) at residential addresses or other locations. The 355 deaths which occurred in care homes and hospices involved 81 separate establishments.

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to 17th July was 556. 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 427 deaths of care home residents involving Covid-19 in the year to date to 17th July 2020, 81.3% (347) occurred in a care home, with the remaining 80 occurring in hospital. On this basis, deaths of care home residents account for 50.2% of all Covid-19 related deaths; however, no assumptions can be made in relation to where or when the deceased contracted the disease.

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 17th July 2020 (week 28) was 240, 35 less than in week 27 and 24 less than the 5-year average of 264. Over the last 16 weeks in total, 997 ‘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 17th July totalling 738.

Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate for two (0.8%) of the 240 deaths registered in week 28. This is seven fewer than last week (week 27) and brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered in the calendar year 2020 to 846.

Persons aged 75 and over accounted for two-thirds (65.7%) of all deaths and 79.9% of Covid‑19 related deaths registered this calendar year up to 17th July.

For Covid-19 related deaths, those with an address in Belfast Local Government District (LGD) accounted for 243 (28.7%) of the 846 deaths registered in the calendar year to 17th July.

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