Wednesday’s update: One further Covid-related death and eight new cases of coronavirus across Northern Ireland in the last day

THERE has been a further death in Northern Ireland related to coronavirus in the last day.

It was in the Ards & North Down Council area.

There have been 8 new cases detected across Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

The cases came to light after 1,011 people were 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 248 in Causeway Coast & Glens – no rise.

The total number of cases in Northern Ireland since the pandemic began is 4,862.

The Department of Health are reporting 543 deaths in Northern Ireland since the outbreak started.

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.

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) 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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