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Nisra figures have shown a further three deaths linked to Covid-19.

Nisra figures have shown a further three deaths linked to Covid-19.

Nisra figures have shown a further three deaths linked to Covid-19.

A further three deaths linked to coronavirus have been confirmed in the latest weekly updated.

The deaths recorded by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) took place in the week ending May 6, meaning the total now stands at 4,584.

This compares to the Department of Health’s latest daily figures on Tuesday, which showed a further three deaths and a total of 3,432 deaths.

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Nisra figures are always higher as they are drawn from different data sources and show a broader picture of the pandemic.

Department figures are mainly focused on hospital deaths and will only include people that have tested positive for Covid-19.

Nisra looks at death certificates on which Covid-19 was recorded by a medical professional as a factor, regardless of where the death happened or if the they tested positive.

The Nisra figures are also reported with a week’s lag.

Breaking the latest findings down, a total of 3,190 (69.6%) of the deaths took place in hospital, 976 (21.3%) in care homes and 418 (9.1%) at residential addresses, hospices or other locations.

Those over 75 accounted for 73.8% of the 4,580 deaths related to Covid-19 between March 19, 2020, and May 6 2022.

By council area during the pandemic, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid-Ulster Local Government Districts have had higher proportions of Covid-19 related deaths (12.4% and 8.1% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (10.4% and 6.7% respectively).

By contrast,  Ards & North Down and Fermanagh & Omagh both have relatively low shares of registered Covid-19 related deaths (2.0 and 1.8 percentage points lower than their respective share of all deaths).


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