Covid-19 claimed more lives in east Belfast than in any other part of Northern Ireland during the first spike of the deadly virus, it can be revealed.
Official figures have provided a comprehensive breakdown of the Covid-19 death rates, according to each victim's usual postcode up to the end of May.
They have shown that the deaths of 36 residents in parts of east Belfast - including some of the most affluent parts of the city, such as Stormont and Ballyhackamore - were registered by May 29. A further 28 deaths of people living in Castlereagh, Clarawood, Gilnahirk and Knock had been registered by the same date.
All parts of Belfast were badly affected by the virus, according to the figures released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).
There were 45 Covid-19 deaths registered in north Belfast, which takes in the likes of Crumlin Road, Ardoyne and New Lodge. A further 30 deaths were registered for people with postcodes in the area including the Shankill Road and Ballygomartin.
There were 33 deaths attributed to the virus in south Belfast, although the figures show that Saintfield Road, Four Winds, Carryduff, Knockbreda and Newtownbreda were worse affected than the Malone Road, Ormeau and Lisburn Road areas.
The figures do not state where the person died or where they contracted the virus.
However, a number of care homes known to have been at the centre of deadly outbreaks have postcodes matching areas where the NISRA figures show there were a large number of deaths.
They have been released as latest Department of Health statistics reveal the death of a hospital patient in Belfast was reported on Friday. No further deaths have been reported. One patient with Covid-19 is receiving treatment in an intensive care unit.
Alliance Party MLA Paula Bradshaw, a member of the Stormont health committee, welcomed the publication of the statistics but called for a full analysis of the data. In particular, Ms Bradshaw said random Covid-19 testing should be carried out in areas that have experienced high death rates.
"What we see here is clear evidence of a bias towards urban areas and, in particular, towards locations with care homes," she said.
"There appears also to be something of a disconnect between where people have died and where people have come forward to be tested. Three issues arise.
"The first question is why this information is not more readily available by postcode, including currently with reference to contact tracing. As increasingly, people have to manage risk themselves, they need to be fully informed.
"The second issue is to ensure that people come forward for testing. We are not using our full testing capacity, indeed there were well under 1,000 individuals tested in the last 24 hours, so I would urge anyone with symptoms to make the call immediately and get tested.
"The third point is that, given our testing capacity is not being fully utilised, surely we should now have wider surveillance testing?
"Should areas like BT4 now have random testing among the entire population, including antibody testing and perhaps compared with other postcode areas, to see what the prevalence of the virus is or has been?
"This information would be vital to improving our understanding of the virus to ensure we can respond more effectively to any future outbreaks."
The Department of Health has been contacted for comment.