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'Nisra's data is not as up-to-date as the daily figure released by the Department of Health, but it is more complete. The department, which reports primarily on hospital deaths, yesterday announced one more death here' (stock photo)

'Nisra's data is not as up-to-date as the daily figure released by the Department of Health, but it is more complete. The department, which reports primarily on hospital deaths, yesterday announced one more death here' (stock photo)

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'Nisra's data is not as up-to-date as the daily figure released by the Department of Health, but it is more complete. The department, which reports primarily on hospital deaths, yesterday announced one more death here' (stock photo)

The death toll from coronavirus in Northern Ireland has fallen for the sixth successive week.

Nineteen fatalities linked to Covid-19 occurred in the week to June 5, according to official statistics. That is around half the 37 that were recorded in the previous week to May 29.

At the height of the pandemic in late April, 119 deaths occurred in one week.