No further Covid-19 deaths reported in latest Northern Ireland figures

41.1% of coronavirus related deaths have happened in Northern Ireland's care homes.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency has recorded 345 (41.1%) coronavirus related deaths in care homes. Credit: UTV

No further deaths have been recorded with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health said, leaving the total number of people who have died at 554. Another four positive cases have been recorded since Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 5,772.

Meanwhile, well over a third of coronavirus related deaths are occurring in Northern Ireland's care homes, according to figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). It said of the 839 deaths it has recorded up to July 3, 437 deaths (52.1%) took place in hospital, 345 (41.1%) in care homes, 49 (5.8%) at residential addresses or other locations and eight (1.0%) in hospices. The deaths which happened in care homes and hospices involved 80 separate establishments. Comparatively the total number of deaths reported by the Department of Health to July 3 was 554. NISRA figures are based on information entered on death certificates, while the department of health figures report deaths of patients who had tested positive for the virus.

The deaths which have occurred in Northern Ireland's care homes and hospices have involved 80 separate establishments Credit: UTV

Separately, a survey carried out by NISRA found that three quarters of people said they were very worried or somewhat worried about the effect the pandemic was having on their lives. A third of people (34%) expected the financial position of their household to get worse in the next 12 months. An overwhelming majority of those surveyed (94%) supported the lockdown measures put in place by the Government. The survey involved 925 interviews with members of the public carried out between April 21 and June 22.