NI coronavirus deaths fall for 5th week in a row

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland has fallen for the fifth week in a row, figures show.

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) has published its latest statistical bulletin.

By last Friday, it had recorded 757 deaths in total. 36 deaths occurred in the week ending 29 May, it said.

NI’s Department of Health, which releases daily figures, had recorded 528 deaths in total – more than 200 fewer – by the same date.

Nisra records all fatalities where Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate.

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