The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 13 August 2021 was released at 9.30am today.
- The provisional number of total deaths registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 13 August 2021 (week 32) was 331, 11 less than the previous week (342) and 60 more than the 2016-2020 5 year average (271).
- Forty deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 32 of 2021, accounting for 12.1% of all deaths registered in that week and the largest number of Covid-19 related deaths registered in one week since the week ending 26 February (55). The total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered from the start of the pandemic was 3,086 by 13 August 2021.
- From the start of the pandemic (from the first Covid-19 related death being registered on 19 March 2020) to 13 August 2021, males and females accounted for equal proportions of all deaths registered (males: 50.1%, females: 49.9%) and similar proportion of Covid-19 related deaths registered (males: 51.5%; female 48.5%).
- Since the beginning of the pandemic to 13 August 2021, the 75 years and over age-group accounted for almost two-thirds (64.8%) of all deaths and three-quarters (75.6%) of Covid-19 related deaths.
- Over the period of the pandemic, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid-Ulster Local Government Districts have had higher proportions of Covid-19 related deaths (12.1% and 8.3% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (10.3% and 6.5% respectively).
Covid-19 deaths based on date of death
- 3,100 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate have occurred in total from 18 March 2020 to 13 August 2021 (including those registered up to and including 18 August). The comparative number of deaths reported by the Department of Health (DoH) to 13 August was 2,247.
- Thirty-four Covid-19 related deaths occurred in week ending 13 August, an increase of one deaths from the previous week.
- Of these 3,100 deaths involving Covid-19, 2,062 (66.5%) occurred in hospital, 791 (25.5%) occurred in care homes, 14 (0.5%) occurred in hospices and 233 (7.5%) occurred at residential addresses or another location.
- The 805 deaths in care homes and hospices involved 184 separate establishments.
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