Another 6,500 cases and 10 more deaths

Over the weekend another roughly 6,500 cases of coronavirus were recorded in Northern Ireland, according to data released by the Department of Health.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 24th January 2022, 8:12 am

The cumulative total of deaths of people who had previously tested positive for Covid over the weekend was 10.

In all there were 3,476 new cases announced on Saturday, and 3,059 yesterday.

The 10 deaths were split evenly over Saturday and Sunday.

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In total across Northern Ireland, there have been 3,072 such Covid-related deaths.

In terms of who the fatalities have been, Department of Health figures show over 1,740 have been aged 80 or older, and another roughly 1,000 were aged 60 to 79.

Meanwhile about 190 were aged 40 to 59, and 18 have been aged under 40.

At a UK-wide level, there were 74,799 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the UK yesterday.

The government also said a further 75 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to 153,862.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 177,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.