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.
The figures are set out in the latest bulletin from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra), published yesterday.
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.
Across the UK, 202 more deaths were confirmed. Three deaths were announced in the Republic of Ireland.
The Nisra bulletin recorded a total of 779 Covid-19-related deaths in Northern Ireland as of June 5.
Of this total, 395 (50.7%) took place in hospital, 334 (42.9%) in care homes, eight (10%) in hospices and 42 (5.4%) at residential addresses or other locations.
The 342 deaths occurring in care homes and hospices involved 78 separate establishments.
The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to June 5 was 537 - a difference of 242.
These figures are based on patients having previously tested positive for the virus, whereas 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.
Further analysis, which includes deaths of care home residents in hospital, shows that of the 404 deaths of care home residents involving Covid-19, 82.7% (334) occurred in a care home, with the remaining 70 occurring in hospital.
On this basis, deaths of care home residents account for 51.9% of all Covid-19 related deaths.
However, Nisra pointed out that no assumptions can be made in relation to where or when the deceased contracted the disease.
Those aged 75 and over accounted for 79.7% of Covid‑19-related deaths registered to June 5.