Coronavirus: Another single death day for NI – check how your region has fared so far

Today saw another single death linked to Covid-19 in the Province – bringing the total to nine in the past fortnight.

By Adam Kula
Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 3:54 pm
Map and chart correct as of 17-06-20
Map and chart correct as of 17-06-20

It is part of a clear pattern of fatalities beginning to grind to a halt, after having peaked in mid-to-late April when over a dozen deaths a day were common.

There were no deaths at all reported on June 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 – a clear streak which was broken by two deaths the next day.

Then June 12 and 13 had one death each, followed by two more days with zero deaths, before one more death was reported on Tuesday June 16.

The total number of fatalities in Northern Ireland linked to the coronavirus stands at 543.

In all, to date 4,862 people have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland – a rate of 258 per 100,000 people.

Northern Ireland is notable for having the lowest rate of any UK nation.

The English rate is 281 per 100,000, the Scottish is 289, and the Welsh is a whopping 474.

Around 42,000 people across the UK in total have died.

Belfast has 161 deaths, followed by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area (59) and Antrim and Newtownabbey (57).

At the other end of the spectrum, Mid Ulster had 31, Derry City and Strabane had 21, and Fermanagh and Omagh just 10.

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