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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Over 600 new cases reported

  • Death toll remains at 2,156
  • Another 605 people test positive
  • One death linked to Covid-19 occurred in the week June 26 to July 2, according to Nisra.


A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Jacob King/Reuters.

A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Jacob King/Reuters.

A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Jacob King/Reuters.

The Department of Health has reported another 605 positive cases in the past 24 hours.

There has been 3,432 positive cases in the last week, up from 2,324 in the previous seven days - a jump of 1,108.

The figures were compiled in the 24 hours up to 10am on Friday.

Coronavirus Data Graphs

The death toll remains at 2,156 in Northern Ireland since the outbreak began as no further deaths were reported.

Hospital occupancy is at 104% with 3,186 people in beds. There is one patient with Covid-19 in intensive care and a total of 60 in hospital.

And nine care homes are dealing with an outbreak of the virus.

As of 12pm on Friday, 1,181,008 people in Northern Ireland have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 926,855 have been given their second.

Meanwhile, one death linked to Covid-19 occurred in Northern Ireland in the latest week to be analysed.

The fatality in the week June 26 to July 2, took the total number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) to 2,983.

The data provides a broader picture of the impact of Covid-19 than the death toll reported by Stormont's Department of Health.

The department's statistics focus primarily on hospital deaths and only include people who have tested positive for the virus.

Nisra obtains its data from death certificates on which Covid-19 is recorded as a factor by a medical professional, regardless of where the death took place or whether the patient tested positive.

The statistics agency reports its Covid-19 data with a week lag.

The department's death toll stood at 2,156 on July 2.

Of the 2,983 deaths recorded by Nisra by July 2, 1,975 (66%) occurred in hospitals, 777 (26%) in care homes, 14 (0.5%) in hospices and 217 (7%) at residential addresses or other locations.

Nisra reported that up to July 2, the deaths of 1,013 care home residents were linked to Covid-19.

The figure includes 777 deaths in care homes, and a further 236 care home residents who died in hospital having been taken there for treatment.

Care home residents make up about 34% of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, according to Nisra.

In the week to July 2, one coronavirus-linked death was officially registered in Northern Ireland.

It could have occurred before that week as deaths can take a number of days to register.

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