The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 3 September 2021 was released at 9.30am today.
- The provisional number of total deaths registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 3 September 2021 (week 35) was 340, 41 more than the previous week (299) and 90 more than the 2016-2020 5 year average (250).
- Sixty-four deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 35 of 2021, accounting for 18.8% of all deaths registered in that week and the largest number of Covid-19 related deaths registered in one week since the week ending 19 February (78). The total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered from the start of the pandemic was 3,246 by 3 September 2021.
- From the start of the pandemic (from the first Covid-19 related death being registered on 19 March 2020) to 3 September 2021, males and females accounted for relatively equal proportions of all deaths registered (males: 50.1%, females: 49.9%) and similar proportion of Covid-19 related deaths registered (males: 52.0%; female 48.0%).
- Since the beginning of the pandemic to 3 September 2021, the 75 years and over age-group accounted for almost two-thirds (64.9%) of all deaths and three-quarters (75.1%) 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 (12.3% and 8.1% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (10.4% and 6.5% respectively).
Covid-19 deaths based on date of death
- 3,269 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate have occurred in total from 18 March 2020 to 3 September 2021 (including those registered up to and including 8 September). The comparative number of deaths reported by the Department of Health (DoH) to 3 September was 2,399.
- Fifty-four Covid-19 related deaths occurred in week ending 3 September, a decrease of seven deaths from the previous week.
- Of these 3,269 deaths involving Covid-19, 2,204 (67.4%) occurred in hospital, 807 (24.7%) occurred in care homes, 14 (0.4%) occurred in hospices and 244 (7.5%) occurred at residential addresses or another location.
- The 821 deaths in care homes and hospices involved 191 separate establishments.
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