Northern Ireland's Department of Health has reported 121 new cases of Covid-19 and one further death in the past 24 hours.

Earlier, data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), showed there was on one Covid-19-linked death in the latest week subjected to statistical analysis.

The fatality in the week 29 May to 4 June took the total number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded by NISRA to 2,976.

The data provides a broader picture of the impact of Covid-19 than the death toll reported by Stormont's Department of Health.

The department's statistics focus primarily on hospital deaths and only include people who have tested positive for the virus.

NISRA obtains its data from death certificates on which Covid-19 is recorded as a factor by a medical professional, regardless of where the death took place or whether the patient tested positive.


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The statistics agency reports its Covid-19 data with a week lag.

The department's death toll stood at 2,154 on 4 June.

Of the 2,976 deaths recorded by NISRA by 4 June, 1,972 (66%) occurred in hospitals, 774 (26%) in care homes, 14 (0.5%) in hospices and 216 (7%) at residential addresses or other locations.

NISRA reported that up to 4 June, the deaths of 1,011 care home residents were linked to Covid-19.

The figure includes the 774 deaths that took place in care homes, and a further 237 care home residents who died in hospital having been taken there for treatment.

Care home residents make up about 34% of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, according to NISRA.