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Another 103 people have died with Covid-19, weekly statistics show

The number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred up to February 5 has now reached 2,614, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency said.

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A Covid-19 recovery ward (Niall Carson/PA)

A Covid-19 recovery ward (Niall Carson/PA)

A Covid-19 recovery ward (Niall Carson/PA)

Another 103 people have died with Covid-19, official weekly statistics showed.

The fatalities occurred in the week January 30 to February 5.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred up to February 5 has reached 2,614.

Of the 2,614 deaths, 1,676 (64.1%) took place in hospital, 737 (28.2%) in care homes, 13 (0.5%) in hospices and 188 (7.2%) at residential addresses or other locations, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) said.

The 750 deaths which occurred in care homes and hospices involved 174 separate establishments.

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to February 5 2021 was 1,923.

These figures are based on patients having previously tested positive for the virus, whereas the NISRA figures are based on the information entered on death certificates completed by medical professionals.

They may or may not have previously tested positive for the virus.

People aged 75 and over accounted for 77.2% of the 2,574 Covid-19 related deaths registered between March 19 2020 and February 5 2021.

Antrim and Newtownabbey and Mid-Ulster have higher proportions of all Covid-19 related deaths (9.9% and 7.7% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (8.3% and 6.4% respectively).

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