The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 23 July 2021 was released at 9.30am today.
Date of Registration
- The provisional number of total deaths registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 23 July 2021 (week 29) was 306, 75 more than the previous week (231) and 21 more than the 2016-2020 5 year average (285).
- Nine deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 29 of 2021, accounting for 2.9% of all deaths registered in that week and bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered from the start of the pandemic to 2,997 by 23 July 2021. This is the largest number of Covid-19 related deaths registered since the week ending 16 April (16)
- From the start of the pandemic (from the first Covid-19 related death being registered on 19th March 2020) to 23 July 2021, males and females accounted for equal proportions of all deaths registered (males: 50.0%, females: 50.0%) and similar proportion of Covid-19 related deaths registered (males: 51.4%; female 48.6%).
- Since the beginning of the pandemic to 23 July 2021, the 75 years and over age-group accounted for almost two-thirds (64.8%) of all deaths and three-quarters (75.9%) of Covid-19 related deaths.
- Over the period of the pandemic, Antrim and Newtownabbey, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid-Ulster Local Government Districts have had higher proportions of Covid-19 related deaths (9.6%, 12.1% and 8.4% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (7.9%, 10.3% and 6.5% respectively).
Covid-19 deaths based on date of death
- 3,006 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate have occurred in total from 18 March 2020 to 23 July 2021 (including those registered up to and including 28 July). The comparative number of deaths reported by the Department of Health (DoH) to 23 July was 2,170.
- 11 Covid-19 related deaths occurred in week ending 23 July, an increase of six deaths from the previous week.
- Of these 3,006 deaths involving Covid-19, 1,991 (66.2%) occurred in hospital, 780 (25.9%) occurred in care homes, 14 (0.5%) occurred in hospices and 221 (7.4%) occurred at residential addresses or another location.
- The 794 deaths in care homes and hospices involved 179 separate establishments.
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