13 further deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 76 new cases

Cheryl Sanders
May 25, 2020

Since the last report, 23 people have tested positive for Covid-19, 1,405 lab tests have been carried out and 1,178 individuals have been tested.

In Northern Ireland's care homes there are now 68 outbreaks of Covid-19, with 41 outbreaks being closed after the virus was found to be no longer present in the homes. Over the last seven weeks in total, 867 "excess deaths" (deaths above the average for the corresponding period in previous years) have been registered in Northern Ireland.

The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health to 15th May was 472.

Persons aged 75 and over accounted for two-thirds (66.9%) of all deaths and 79.3% of COVID-19 related deaths registered this calendar year up to 15th May.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 13 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of deaths from the coronavirus in Ireland to 1,604.

What is Northern Ireland's overall picture in terms of confirmed deaths?

A total of 4,570 people have now tested positive for the virus north of the border - an increase of 25 on yesterday's figure.

The latest figures from Nisra also include a breakdown of all Covid-19 related deaths by council area.

Of the 11 councils, Belfast had recorded the most deaths, 196, while Fermanagh and Omagh had the fewest deaths, recording 16 by 15 May.

In the week up to 15 May, there were both a total of 322 male and 330 female coronavirus related deaths.

There are now 529 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tipperary.

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