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Unmasked: Breakdown of Northern Ireland Covid-19 deaths by postcode

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Northern Ireland has been easing out of lockdown after the virus outbreak.

Northern Ireland has been easing out of lockdown after the virus outbreak.

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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.