Covid-19 has claimed more lives in east Belfast than in any other part of Northern Ireland during the pandemic, it can be revealed.
The virus was linked to the deaths of 128 east Belfast residents by the start of this month, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra).
They make up 8.5% of the total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered here, which stood at 1,480 by December 4.
A postcode-by-postcode breakdown of fatalities, obtained by this newspaper, reveals how every part of the region has been touched by tragedy.
The Nisra statistics, which count cases where Covid was mentioned on a death certificate, are separate to those published by the Department of Health.
Nisra's data highlights the devastating impact of the virus in several hotspots.
In September, health officials implemented stricter measures in Belfast, north east of Ballymena and parts of Glenavy, Lisburn and Crumlin in response to a spike in positive cases.
According to the Nisra figures, Belfast has fared the worst during the pandemic, with 390 deaths to December 4.
Postcodes BT4 and BT5, which include some of the affluent parts of Belfast such as Stormont and Ballyhackamore, were particularly badly affected with 44 and 49 deaths respectively.
In relation to Glenavy, Lisburn and Crumlin, there were a total of 46 deaths in BT28 and BT29 by December 4, while Ballymena and the surrounding areas recorded 49 Covid-19 related deaths by the same date.
Residents of Derry, which was plunged into a strict lockdown at the start of October alongside Strabane, have also been particularly badly affected.
According to the Nisra figures, BT47 and BT48, which take in the likes of Waterside, Cityside, Rosemount and Culmore, there were 73 Covid-19 deaths registered by December 4.
Seventeen Covid-19 deaths were registered in Strabane, while 30 Limavady residents lost their lives with Covid-19 recorded on their death certificate during the same period.
At the time the lockdown was imposed in Derry City and Strabane, the council area recorded 486 new positive cases over the previous week - a rate of 322.6 per 100,000 of the population.
Dr Tom Black, a Derry-based GP, said the most startling aspect of the figures are the fact that 21 people in the city died from Covid-19 during the first wave.
He said: "I think if you look at the figures, you will see that areas of greater deprivation will have been worse affected because you tend to have higher density of properties with more people and multiple generations living in homes together."
Sinn Fein MLA Colm Gildernew, who chairs the Stormont health committee, said: "Covid-19 affects everyone regardless of where they live and all of us have a part to play in stopping the spread.
"It is up to everyone, wherever they live, to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by being vigilant, responsible and following the public health guidelines, limiting our contacts, and protecting each other."