In the latest figures released today by NISRA, four deaths relating to COVID-19 had occurred from August 29th to September 4th, this bringing the total COVID-19 related deaths to 877.
This total is 313 more deaths that those initially reported by the Department of Health up to 4th September which stood at 564. These figures are based on patients having previously tested positive for the virus, whereas the 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.
Of the total deaths reported by NISRA, 466 (53.1%) took place in hospital, 351 (40.0%) in care homes, eight (0.9%) in hospices and 52 (5.9%) at residential addresses or other locations. The 359 deaths which occurred in care homes and hospices involved 81 separate establishments.