In England new research carried out by UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has shown that children and young people are only half as likely to catch the Covid-19.
But of According to the latest information released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) today, the number of deaths in the north is well above 504.
The latest Nisra report says that by last Friday - out of 664 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in total - 303, (45.6%), occurred in care homes; 322 (48.5%) occurred in hospital and six (0.9%) occurred in hospices.
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The 309 deaths in care homes and hospices involved 76 separate establishments.
Homes accounted for nearly half of the 664 Covid-19 deaths recorded by Nisra up to May 15.
For COVID-19 related deaths, those with an address in Belfast Local Government District (LGD) accounted for 196 (30.1%) of the 652 deaths registered in the calendar year to 15th May.
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The comparative number of deaths reported daily by the Department of Health for the same period was 472.
The figures will be skewed somewhat by areas which include locations with clusters of the virus, such as nursing homes, hospitals and meat plants, where they are affected.
The report also reveals that testing swabs taken between December 27 and March 12 did not produce any positive results, which the PHA said indicates the virus was not circulating undetected in Northern Ireland before the first case was confirmed at the end of February.
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"The data helps us to track and understand the virus and its impact both on the community and the health and social care system", he said.