Fourteen people with Covid-19 have died in Mid Ulster Council area, new figures reveal

Fourteen people diagnosed with coronavirus in Mid Ulster District Council area have sadly passed away, it has emerged.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 9:56 am
Updated Monday, 20th April 2020, 9:57 am

The figures were detailed in a new breakdown of the statistics relating to Covid-19 presented by the Department of Health.

The Department is introducing a new daily dashboard of statistics relating to Covid-19 which provide a more detailed breakdown.

The statistics on deaths reported daily on the dashboard refer to individuals reported as having had a positive result for SARS-COV2 within 28 days of the death, whether or not Covid-19 was the cause of death. These focus mainly, but not exclusively, on hospital-based deaths.

Covid-19 testing.
Covid-19 testing.

As of Sunday, a total of 694 people have been tested across Mid Ulster Council area, which has a population of 147,520.

Of those tested in the Mid Ulster Council area, the vast majority - 584 were negative, while 110 people have tested positive.

The Department said the new dashboard complements information currently in the public domain and, together with statistics on deaths published weekly by NISRA, helps to provide a comprehensive picture of the effects of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland.

The new dashboard provides a range of key statistics on the number of Covid-19 patient admissions and discharges, outbreaks in care settings; bed occupancy, ICU occupancy and gender and age breakdowns. The statistics are presented at a range of geographical levels including Local Government District and at Trust and hospital site. The information will be refreshed daily and new content will be added as appropriate.

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “It is vitally important to keep the public well informed. That includes the publication of statistics as well as the all-important advice on how we keep ourselves and are loved ones safe.

“My Department has also introduced and updated the Covid-19 NI app in recent weeks and further digital initiatives are planned."

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