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Why coronavirus hit parts of Belfast so much harder hit than others

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Older people are more susceptible, so it is not unreasonable to surmise that the number of older residents in the area may be the reason for the spike in deadly cases

Older people are more susceptible, so it is not unreasonable to surmise that the number of older residents in the area may be the reason for the spike in deadly cases

Older people are more susceptible, so it is not unreasonable to surmise that the number of older residents in the area may be the reason for the spike in deadly cases

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) has released a raft of new figures relating to coronavirus deaths in the region.

Essentially, the figures show the number of deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate, registered up to May 29, broken down by the postcode of the usual area of residence of the deceased.

Any statistics that shed further light on the extent of Covid-19 here are to be welcomed.