The number of weekly coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland has risen for the first time since mid-June.
The virus was mentioned on the death certificates of seven people as of Friday, July 24, according to the Statistics and Research Agency of Northern Ireland (Nisra).
This is five more than the previous week.
Using the measure based on information on the Nisra death certificate, there were 853 Covid-19-related deaths as of last Friday.
The figure based on a positive test from the Department of Health for the same date was 556.
NISRA said there were 448 hospital deaths (52.5%).
Eighty of those people were usually residents in care homes – a figure unchanged from last week.
Taking that figure and the 349 who died in care homes, that means care home residents account for half of Covid-19-related deaths.
A week that ended on July 24th
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra)
Eight people died in hospices (0.9%) and 49 in residential or other locations (5.7%), both figures unchanged.
People aged 75 and over account for 80% of Covid-19-related deaths.
The provisional number of all deaths between Friday 17 and Friday 24 July was 307 – 67 more than the previous week and 42 more than the five-year average (265).
This five-year death rate is used to compare the number of deaths per week that are normally recorded at this time of year.
Nisra also recorded the number of “extra deaths” recorded in the last 17 weeks as 1,040.
Its measure catches all coronavirus-related deaths – those involving confirmed infections that appear in daily health department figures, as well as suspected cases in which the coronavirus is mentioned in the coroner’s certificate. -death.