NO deaths with COVID-19 recorded for a THIRD consecutive day in NI - death-toll remains at 537

No deaths have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health Dashboard has revealed.

By Gemma Murray
Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 3:42 pm

The total number of deaths in Northern Ireland remains at 537.

That figure comprises of 279 men and 257 women.

However, the official statistics also indicate the virus is continuing to spread with three new confirmed cases reported on Tuesday, bringing the total in the region to 4,805.

According to the latest figures, most of the deaths have been patients in Belfast who are aged 80 years or over.

There were 159 deaths recorded in Belfast, followed by 59 in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council area.

The fewest number of deaths (10) were recorded in the Fermanagh and Omagh council area.

Meanwhile, 358 of those who have died were aged 80 or over, and 154 were aged between 60-79.

Medical staff on the Covid-19 ward

Another set of figures is released every Friday by the Northern Ireland Research and Statistical Agency (Nisra), which is usually a higher number as it includes deaths in other settings such as care homes or residences.

That method of counting has also seen a drop in the numbers of deaths recorded in Northern Ireland, with a tally of 757 up to May 29.

The drop in deaths in Northern Ireland comes following 12 weeks of lockdown measures.

Initial strict stay-at-home rules have been subject to a series of easements by the Stormont executive in recent weeks, with smaller retail shops set to reopen their doors this Friday.

Six people are now fighting for their lives in ICU in NI hospitals.

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