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Coronavirus: Northern Ireland's poorest areas at increased risk, studies say

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A member of medical staff dons PPE at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh (Niall Carson/PA)

A member of medical staff dons PPE at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh (Niall Carson/PA)

A member of medical staff dons PPE at Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh (Niall Carson/PA)

People in the poorest parts of Northern Ireland were more at risk from Covid-19, two studies suggest.

Links between the virus and deprivation emerged in separate reports compiled by health officials and statisticians.

Analysis showed clear differences in how the virus impacted, depending on class, age and gender.