One further death related to Covid-19 has been recorded in Northern Ireland by the Department of Health.

It brings the total number of deaths to 537. A further 14 people have also tested positive for the virus.

On Friday, the latest weekly figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) showed there were 36 coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland in the week to 29 May – 11 fewer than the previous week.

The figures collated by NISRA give a fuller picture than the daily figures released by the Department of Health, which focus primarily on hospital deaths.

According to NISRA, the death toll by 29 May was 757.

The Department of Health put the figure at that time as 528.

The weekly downward trend reported by NISRA has continued for five consecutive weeks in a row.

Of the 757 deaths reported by the agency, 381 (50.3%) took place in hospital, 328 (43.3%) in care homes, eight (1.1%) in hospices and 40 (5.3%) at residential addresses or other locations.

The 336 deaths that occurred in care homes and hospices involved 78 separate establishments.

The Northern Ireland Statistics Agency, also provides an analysis around the number of care home residents who have died, whether in their home or in hospital having been transferred for treatment.

It shows that to 29 May, the deaths of 396 care home residents involved Covid-19 as a factor - 68 of which occurred in hospital.

That means over 52% of all coronavirus-linked deaths in the region were care home residents.

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Meanwhile, across the UK the death toll continues to rise with another 204 Covid-19 related deaths.

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