Three further Covid deaths in past week

Peter Bayne


Peter Bayne


Tuesday 21 June 2022 0:00

COVID related deaths in the Newry, Mourne and Down District has risen to 368.

Latest figures published by NISRA show that 3 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in Week 23 ending 10 June 2022.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred up to 10 June 2022 has now reached 4,643. Of these, 3,230 (69.6%) took place in hospital, 983 (21.2%) in care homes and 430 (9.3%) at residential addresses, hospices or other locations.

Further analysis, which includes deaths of care home residents by place of death, shows that there was a total of 1,287 deaths of care home residents involving Covid-19 (including deaths that took place in a hospice, hospital, care home or elsewhere) occurring between 18 March 2020 and 10 June 2022. This accounts for 27.7% of all Covid-19 related deaths. However, no assumptions can be made in relation to where the deceased contracted the disease.

Separate analysis, based on the date of death registration, shows that the provisional number of total deaths from all causes registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 10 June 2022 (week 23, 2022) was 342, 122 more than in week 22 of 2022 and 60 more than the 5-year average (2017-2021) of 282.

Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate of 12 (3.5%) of the 342 deaths registered in week 23, seven more than the previous week (5). The total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered since the start of the pandemic is 4,641 up to 10 June 2022.

Persons aged 75 and over accounted for 73.8% of the 4,641 Covid‑19 related deaths registered between 19 March 2020 and 10 June 2022.

Over the period of the pandemic, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid-Ulster Local Government Districts have had higher proportions of registered Covid-19 related deaths (12.3% and 8.0% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (10.4% and 6.7% respectively). Conversely, Ards & North Down and Fermanagh & Omagh both have relatively low shares of registered Covid-19 related deaths (1.9 and 1.8 percentage points lower than their respective share of all deaths).

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